Daily Digest: February 20, 2014

candy bar

 

Can you guess what Time magazine recently named as the most influential candy bars in the world? The answers might surprise you. [LAT]

 

Introducing FoodPornIndex.com, which tracks the nutritious value of all those enticing shots in your social feeds. [NYT

 

How can something as simple as water grow into a $50 million business? Here's how Hint Water made such a huge splash. [WSJ]

 

The food industry appears convinced that the gluten-free fad... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 18, 2014

wine

 

Five wine clubs that are worth joining. [LAT]

 

Quadruple stirs and boomerangs: the secret vocabulary of New York City's best bars. [NYT]

 

There's a secret Starbucks at the Winter Olympics. [LAT]

 

An old air raid shelter in London has been transformed into a flourishing vegetable garden, with support from a two-star Michelin chef. [NPR]

 

It turns out that many cows have untapped milking potential. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 14, 2014

pizza

The "holy grail" of meals for soldiers has finally arrived: pizza with a three-year shelf life. [HuffPo]

 

Got a Valentine who loves beer? Check out this list of seductive craft brews. [LAT]

 

A Chiptole chicken burrito and skydiving come together in a new Kickstarter campaign. [LAT]

 

In an effort to keep their weight down and their speed up, Winter Olympians are now opting for fresh juices over processed sports drinks. [NPR... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 13, 2014

Vineyards

 

Due to climate change, many European wine regions will not be suitable for winemaking by 2050. [Science News]

 

Low-income students often go hungry on snow days. [NPR]

 

Pizza Hut has made an OKCupid profile and promises a lifetime supply of pizza for the perfect suitor. [Time]

 

Chick-fil-A says it will switch to antibiotic-free chicken in five years. [LAT]

 

In England, a pizza so spicy it made someone's tongue bleed. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 12, 2014

fortune cookie

A new restaurant in Shanghai caters to American expatriates by offering American-style Chinese food. [NPR]

 

Russ Parsons tastes and ranks packaged sardines. [LAT]

 

While Barilla considers 3D-printing elaborate pasta shapes, let's travel back to the Architects' Macaroni Exhibition, where Japanese architects showcased their ideas for futuristic noodles. [Smithsonian]

 

Whether you're a pastry pro or a baking newbie, there's a Valentine's Day cake recipe for you. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 11, 2014

coffee

 

American teenagers are increasingly hopped up on caffeine. [NPR]

 

Chart: people who actually like white chocolate and where they live. [Quartz]

 

Canadian athletes can swipe their passports to get a free beer a the Olympics. [USA Today]

 

How to make khinkali and khachapuri, two of Sochi's signature dishes. [Smithsonian]

 

The latest in freaky Doritos spawn: "Doritos Loaded," inspired by... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 10, 2014

Pizza

 

It was National Pizza Day yesterday, but it's not too late to celebrate with the perfect pie. Try making one using this DIY brick oven for less than $40. [LAT]

 

Is it possible to die from drinking too much soda? [Time]

 

Dumb Starbucks Coffee, an imitation of the famous franchise, opened in L.A. this weekend. [WSJ]

 

Occasional heartburn is normal, but if it occurs more than twice a week, you may have GERD. [USA Today]

 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 6, 2014

Pizza

 

With Sochi 2014 around the corner, here are some surprisingly unhealthy foods that Olympians are eating. [HuffPo]

 

After a food blogger's urging, Subway will remove a questionable chemical from its bread. [NBC News

 

Witness the genesis of the McNugget in this new behind-the-scenes video from McDonald's. [NPR]

 

Feel like spending extravagantly for Valentine's Day this year? How about a dinner that costs $99,466? [LAT... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 5, 2014

salt

 

When a recipe says "salt to taste," just how much salt are we talking about? It depends on whom you ask. [WP]

 

After Rodney Scott's cookhouse burned down last year, fellow pitmasters and chefs came together for a barbecue tour and fundraiser. [NPR]

 

Calling all chocolate fiends: get your fix at one of these chocolate factory tours. [USA Today]

 

How to have a Beyoncé-themed Valentine's Day dinner. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 4, 2014

nutella

 

Could any of these "alternative" chocolate-hazelnut spreads topple Nutella? [Time]

 

Struggling rural pageants relax entry rules in hopes of attracting more candidates for Mrs. Asparagus, Beef Queen, and other royalty. [NPR]

 

John Markulis, baker of hamburger buns for In-N-Out, Original Tommy's, and others, has passed away at 83. [LAT]

 

In case of processed-cheese shortage, make your own at home. [LAT]... Read more >

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