What We're Reading: March 25, 2015


Experts divulge the secrets to the perfect homemade chicken biscuit sandwich. [FWF


Even cheese lovers are becoming nutritional yeast converts.[Food 52


Feel free to fry: the common belief that olive oil shouldn’t be used for high-heat cooking may be based on bad science. [Serious Eats


Pop culture has been obsessed with weight for years, but it was only in 2013 that obesity became an official disease. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 15, 2014

Forget letters or smiley faces — this dad has your pancakes beat. [HuffPo


The surprisingly long history of gumbo. [Serious Eats


We’re living in an age of bespoke raisins, thanks to the new company Little Wrinkles. [Grub Street


European budget airlines offer in-flight meals, but who actually eats them? [MUNCHIES


The U.S. is one of the only countries in the world that refrigerates its eggs. [... Read more >

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Up Your ’Gram Game

seafood stew


When pondering how to live better in 2014, we couldn’t help but think about improving our food photos—so we consulted an expert. Few people in the industry have greater knowledge of successful food photography than Bon Appétit’s creative director, Alex Grossman. The nominee for a 2012 JBF Award in Visual Storytelling (who also happens to have an enviable Instagram account of his own) sat down with us to share his expertise on capturing beautiful food images. Want to improve your skills? Read on! 


JBF: Why do you think Instagram has exploded with food photography? 


AG: Food revolves around the culture of sharing, so it's perfectly suited for social media. We... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam