What We're Reading: July 24, 2014

Honey Bee

 

The story of the honey bee and nature's only manufactured food. [Serious Eats

 

Food-focused films are starting to dominate the big screen. [The Guardian

 

Beautiful Frankensteins: A New York City artist plants "Trees of 40 Fruit". [Food Beast

 

10 facts about America's favorite pretzel. [ABC]

 

A new law in France requires restaurants to own up to packaged food use. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 23, 2014

Sandwich

 

America’s favorite lunch item, the sandwich, was once considered unpatriotic. [History Channel

 

A mouthwatering tour of Brussels' chocolate scene. [USA Today

 

Americans are split over raw milk. [Huffington Post]

 

A Kentucky shoplifter orders pizza for cops, but still gets booked. [Food Beast

 

Rise 'n Shine: the best breakfast sandwiches across the country. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 22, 2014

Pie

 

Cake vs. Pie: Which is more American? [VOX

 

White House welcomes 54 kids to cook for the President and First Lady. [NPR

 

In New York, tea is the new coffee. [WSJ

 

A few tips on how to make bad wine taste better. [TIME

 

A new toaster provides edible selfies. [ABC

 

FDA warns that powdered caffeine is dangerous. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 21, 2014

Sausage

 

A 176-pound sausage goes missing in Austria. [NY Daily News

 

A brief tour of Europe's longest-standing pastry shops. [CNN

 

Why is the next big food trend always considered "the new cupcake?" [Slate

 

Krispy Kreme unleashes two new summer flavors that are perfect for your next picnic. [The Daily Meal

 

The Duchess of Cambridge is learning to cook. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 17, 2014

Chips

 

Salt and vinegar, barbecue, and … cappuccino? Lay’s offers up new consumer-created flavors. [Food Beast

 

One man’s quest for the nation's best ballpark hot dog. [Smithsonian

 

The latest yogurt innovation: buffalo milk. [The Globe and Mail

 

Dip into some nut butter trivia. [Food Republic

 

Why do we refrigerate our eggs? [ABC

 

Why your... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 16, 2014

Aloe Vera

 

Aloe vera: sunburn remedy and thirst quencher? [ABC

 

Before you complain about slow service, check your cell phone use. [Eater

 

Would you like a wife with that? Couples in Hong Kong are getting married at McDonald's. [NY Daily News

 

New study shows that cinnamon might help in the fight against Parkinson's. [UK Daily Mail

 

Freedom of Information Act allows consumers to complain about ketchup packets and diet soda. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 15, 2014

Chocolates

 

The Lindt empire expands with the acquisition of Russell Stover. [NYT]  

 

'Agrihoods' are the latest trend in suburban living. [Smithsonian

 

A mysterious Canadian berry comes to Michigan. [NPR

 

How astronauts eat: the story of the space tortilla. [CNET

 

Trouble brews in the ketchup kingdom as a newcomer tries to unseat Heinz. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 14, 2014

Cereal

 

After a disappointing fiscal year, General Mills plans a cereal revamp. [Bloomberg

 

An Oxford University rocket scientist invented a saucepan that will revolutionize cooking. [Telegraph

 

Hostess brings back the Chocodile; America rejoices. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 10, 2014

Grapes

 

Extremely expensive grapes are given as wedding gifts in Japan. [Food Beast

 

The science behind taste-altering foods. [Wired

 

Pilot initiates pizza party for passengers on a grounded plane. [Huffington Post

 

The latest in croissant cross-breeding: the Crupcake. [ABC

 

Fortune fabrication: the process of making the all-knowing cookie. [Food Republic

 

Forget Pinkberry: Frobot is the fro-yo... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 9, 2014

 

Crumbs Cupcakes shutters all of its stores as the company teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. [HuffPo]

 

Could a little-known Moroccan fig liquor be the next Smirnoff? [NPR

 

New studies call the supposed benefits of fish oil into question. [Live Science

 

Louisiana spent nearly $1.3 million on food stamps for deceased individuals. [The Times-Picayune] ... Read more >

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