Emily Heil, Washington Post

Emily Heil

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Past articles by Emily:

The Pumpkin Spice Latte just turned 20. This is how we got here.

It’s been two decades since Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has wormed its way into the fabric of American culture. → Read More

Adults are ordering from kids’ menus to save money. Should they?

Social media influencers are touting ordering kids’ meals as money-saving hack for adults. → Read More

What’s the best rotisserie chicken? We tried 11 grocery-store birds.

We sampled nearly a dozen rotisserie chickens from major supermarkets. There was one clear winner. → Read More

10-year-old children found working at McDonald’s until 2 a.m.

McDonald's franchisees in Kentucky are fined after investigators find hundreds of children working longer hours than allowed and other violations. → Read More

The milk mustache returns — as a joke about nondairy ‘milks’

From the marketers behind Big Dairy, the twist on the "Got Milk?" campaign hits a little different this time. → Read More

Biden’s South Korea state dinner menu features fusion — and ice cream

The menu for Wednesday's state dinner reflects the flavors of South Korea and the American South. → Read More

Sacre brew! Champagne is not happy with Miller High Life in Europe.

The organization tasked with protecting champagne is not pleased with the American brand's claim of being the "champagne of beers." → Read More

New celebrity cooking shows won’t teach you much — and that’s fine

Celebrity cooking shows have never really been about culinary instruction. Let's dispense with the pretense. → Read More

Food storage synonym Tupperware has ‘substantial doubt’ it can survive

The company's name has defined the product category since its founding in 1946. → Read More

TikTok’s cottage cheese ice cream is almost no effort, almost worth it

Cottage cheese, once thought of as the sad province of 1960s dieters, is getting a glow-up. → Read More

How 30,000 eggs go from an N.C. farm to the White House Easter Egg Roll

A North Carolina farm was tasked with producing and coloring the precious orbs, then getting them to D.C. for the annual egg roll on the White House lawn. → Read More

A blender TikTok pasta recipe outraged Italians. There’s a better way.

A TikTok user put a box of pasta in a blender to make ... pasta. But making it from scratch is even easier. → Read More

The KFC Double Down is a joke that’s not worth repeating

When KFC first introduced the Double Down in 2010, Americans freaked out over its excess. But a lot has happened since then. → Read More

The Bidens ordered the same dish at a restaurant. Who does that?

Where and what presidents eat is an enduring fascination. We love to scrutinize former president Donald Trump's ketchup-doused steaks or the Obamas' penchant... → Read More

Roast chicken might be the most romantic dinner of all

The humble roast chicken might not get the attention that oysters and chocolate do, but here's why many consider it to be sneaky-sexy. → Read More

Mini bottles of Fireball aren’t actually whiskey, leading to a lawsuit

The Fireball for sale at places that can't sell liquor is different than the stuff you buy at the liquor store -- and that's misleading, a lawsuit alleges. → Read More

Colorado Taco Bell investigated after accusation of rat poison in taco

The sheriff's office in Arapahoe County, near Denver, briefly shut down a Taco Bell and is investigating after a customer said his taco had poison in it. → Read More

The germiest spot in your kitchen? The spice jars, a new study found.

Even the authors of a new study weren't expecting this spot to have the most germs in your kitchen. Your spice jars are grosser than you think. → Read More

Starbucks is changing its rewards benefits, and fans are steamed

People are spouting off about Starbucks's plans to make its rewards program less generous. → Read More

In-N-Out’s eastern expansion gets farther from its California roots

In-N-Out announced it would open its first locations east of the Mississippi. → Read More