What We're Reading: December 18, 2014

 

Educate yourself: what supermarket labels really tell you about the beef you buy. [Serious Eats

 

The food industry is all about “personal responsibility,” so why are they opposed to the new calorie counts regulation? [Civil Eats

 

Mother Jones weighs in on the best food books of 2014. [Mother Jones

 

An Iron Chef winner is revamping camping fare. [MPBN... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 17, 2014

 

Turn your slow cooker into a party punch bowl with these hot cocktails. [Epicurious]

 

From bánh mì to saison, a look at how food words enter American dictionaries. [Boston Globe]

 

If you like to load up on the hot sauce, does it make you more of a man? According to a new study, yes it does. [TIME]

 

The perfect holiday dessert combo: candy cane cookies. [The Kitchn]

 

When food takes the stage, there's no saying who's real and who's acting. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 16, 2014

 

Break out of your December doldrums with these seasonal vegetables and fruits. [FR

 

Liquor in the loo? London's newest bar is in an old underground bathroom. [Grub Street

 

How Chanukah gelt went from currency to chocolate. [NPR]

 

The Michelin curse: why chefs are saying no thanks to Michelin stars. [The Daily Meal

 

Are these history's most gluttonous men? [First We... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 15, 2014

 

This guide to buttercream frosting is truly the icing on the cake. [Serious Eats]

 

Dig into the winter season's colorful harvest on your salad plate. [NYT]

 

A new year means new food trends: what’s on tap for 2015. [Forbes]

 

Willy Wonka would be proud: a New York-based artist recreates savory meals using only candy. [BuzzFeed]

 

New city laws nationwide attempt to regulate the food truck frenzy. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 11, 2014

 

Goat cheese has become so popular in the U.S., top producer the Vermont Creamery is practically begging for new goat farmers. [Food Politic

 

Consider making a holiday donation to one of these worthy charities. [Fork in the Road

 

America loves sandwiches, but can we embrace the smørrebrød? [Serious Eats

 

Blame Nutella: hazelnut prices are on the rise. [WSJ

 

A new tweed lets you both drink and wear your whiskey. [... Read more >

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Staff Picks: Favorite Holiday Desserts

 

One advantage of working in an office teeming with food-obsessed colleagues is that there’s a never-ending supply of culinary inspiration, which is especially handy around the holidays, when entertaining is in full swing. Below, some JBF staffers share the festive desserts that make an annual appearance in their own homes.

 

 

The James Beard Foundation's Victoria Jordan Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panettone Bread Pudding

“Panettone is a tradition in many Italian–American households, but up to five or six years ago, ours went untouched until January, staying in its pretty box while we polished off my mom’s cookies instead. Once we discovered the incredible bread pudding that you can make with this sweet, brioche-like loaf, a new... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 10, 2014

 

Making the case for more risotto in your life. [Epicurious]

 

Give the gift of tasty treats this holiday season without having to leave the house! [Today]

 

As you head to happy hour tonight, thank our ancestors for evolving to digest alcohol. [NPR]

 

Spice up your hot cocoa with these eggnog marshmallows. [The Kitchn]

 

A new food start-up brings chef-prepared, restaurant-quality meals to the comfort of your own home. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 9, 2014

 

Frying tips just in time for Hanukkah. [Epicurious

 

Senior policy adviser on nutrition, Sam Kass, to leave White House at the end of the month. [The Hagstrom Report]  

 

Dairy cows on the lam hold up highway traffic. [The Daily Meal

 

You’ll never guess how much the world's largest truffle costs. [Grub Street

 

Avoid these olive oil pitfalls. [FR

 

Bon Appétit weighs in on the hottest new... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 8, 2014

 

From spam to poke, here are the top local offerings of our 50th state. [Serious Eats]

 

What's on your Starbucks plate may soon be as important as what's in your Starbucks cup. [WSJ]

 

The largest food labor protest in years expands nationwide. [CBS]

 

Can Doritos and salads occupy the same vending machine? A look at healthy convenience food. [NYT]

 

A guide to all the layers of the humble onion. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 4, 2014

 

A cornucopia of Christmas cookies for all your upcoming holiday swaps. [HuffPo

 

From cigarettes to fresh produce: the nation’s largest food hub is set to open in Kentucky. [Civil Eats

 

Martin Riese is America’s only water sommelier, and he's created a 44-page water menu in Los Angeles. [Quartz

 

Relive your childhood and make Dunkaroos at home. [... Read more >

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