You might have heard the phrase — eat your feelings. Until recently, it just was a comment on how your feelings often dictate your food choices. However, Philadelphia Cream Cheese took this phrase too literally and came up with a pop-up restaurant in New York City where diners could indeed order feelings instead of food and get served accordingly.
The pop-up, titled Feeladelphia, took place in NYC from July 14th – 16. Organized by the brand Philadelphia Cream Cheese, the three-day event allowed people to order feelings instead of the usual food. The menu was helmed by Michelin-starred chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske Valtierra. The pop-up cost $35 per person and was a three hours experience unlike any other. According to Keenan White, senior brand manager of the brand, the idea for Feeladelphia stemmed from the people’s comments about how the cream cheese invoked a feeling in every bite.
The cream-cheese-infused menu for the pop-up was a major hit with diners. The feeling “Satisfaction” brought to the table short rib, beef tongue, and brisket, all combined with the goodness of cream cheese. Ordering “Allure” got the diners black truffles, confit garlic, and regalis kaluga caviar. For those looking for “Warmth,” they were given fried crispy pastels, combined with gruyere and Comte. Other feelings one could order included “Playfulness,” “Spontaneity,” and “Curiosity.” The diners thoroughly enjoyed every bite of their feelings-based meal, and the three-day event received overwhelmingly positive reviews.
The pop-up might have ended, but the brand has also launched Feeladelphia Cookbook: An Immersive Experience which can help you cook up some feelings right at home. The cookbook includes not only recipes but also a few edible and scented pages. The unique concept helps you enjoy both the preparation and the act of actually eating the dish.
Recent new research suggests that humans could theoretically live for up to 150 years. People interested in living that long should consider implementing these five longevity beverages in their day-to-day dietary regime.
1. Green Tea – The Perfect Morning Drink
Green tea contains caffeine, which is associated with lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and Parkinson’s. It’s also packed with antioxidants known as flavanols, which are linked to reducing bad cholesterol and improving cardiovascular health. However, green tea shouldn’t be consumed in the afternoon as it can interfere with sleep patterns.
2. Black Coffee – The Most Famous Longevity Beverage
Arguably the world’s most famous beverage, coffee is rich in essential nutrients, including vitamin B5, which contributes to the production of red blood cells and helps the body absorb important elements such as manganese, potassium, and magnesium. Its consumption is known to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, depression, cancer, and liver disease.
3. Red Wine – Ideal for Social Gatherings
People who drink a little bit of red wine with plant-based meals can quadruple the flavonoid or antioxidant absorption. They are also known to have low cortisol levels and have a lower chance of dying than people who don’t drink at all. This is due to the high levels of antioxidants in wine, which have been shown to protect the body against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer. It’s also a longevity drink that is fun to have with friends.
4. Water – The Essence of Life
It goes without saying that water is of paramount importance as the body cannot survive without it for more than three days. But it’s also a very healthful beverage as it doesn’t contain any chemicals, additives, and sugar. In fact, most centenarians explain their longevity with their daily consumption of good food and fresh water. Unfortunately, access to clean and fresh water is a serious wellness issue in many parts of the world.
5. Black Tea – Green Tea’s More Capable Twin
Black tea is similar to green tea. It, too, contains antioxidant polyphenols, flavanols, caffeine, and L-theanine. It’s protective against a number of chronic diseases, including stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. However, it’s better for gut/digestion than green tea, which is why it’s considered a longevity beverage of its own.
While there are no guarantees in life, these five longevity beverages surely give people a better chance at living a longer, healthier, and happier life.