What We're Reading: September 16, 2014

 

A breakdown of a fall favorite: pumpkin pie spice. [CakeSpy

 

Italian police prevent a massive influx of fake Tuscan wine. [HuffPo

 

Fees may be going up, but airlines are spending even less per person on food. [The Week

 

Science crowns the best strategy for pizza consumption. [Wired

 

José Andrés tastes his way through Japan. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 6, 2014

 

With freshwater eel populations in decline, a Japanese summer ritual is also endangered. [Smithsonian

 

But there’s no saltwater in it: how a boardwalk candy classic got its name. [Mental Floss

 

McDonald’s tests the limits of fast food with a 60-second drive through guarantee. [Time

 

Thanks to candy chain It’Sugar, you’ll soon be able to purchase SNL’s “Schweddy Balls” and “Colon Blow Granola.”  [Grub Street

 

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Sustainability Matters: January 10, 2014

oats

 

There are no GMO oats, and that's unlikely to change. It all comes down to money. [Modern Farmer]

 

Japanese rice farmers are beginning to question protectionist policies. [NYT]

 

Gatorade to kids: "Avoid water". Sports drink game app tells children that water is detrimental to sports performance. [Civil Eats]

 

Large food companies are cutting calories: 6.4 trillion, to be exact. [NPR]

 

New and improved Cheerios, now GMO free. New formula to include non-GM corn and sugar. [... Read more >

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JBF Trip Planner: Tokyo

The James Beard Foundation names its top dining picks in Tokyo

 

If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do when planning a trip—perhaps even before booking a plane ticket—is figure out where you’re going to eat while you’re there. Museums, sightseeing, and shopping are all well and good, but food is often the main attraction. To make trip planning a little easier, we’re compiling lists of our can’t-miss pit stops in some of our favorite places. JBF Award winners, hole-in-the-wall favorites, America’s Classics, and one-hit wonders—we’ll give you a quick rundown of our absolute must-eats in each featured location.

 

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If food travel were an Olympic event, our own Mitchell Davis would easily be a top contender. Not only has he been everywhere, but when he's on a trip he leaves no stone unturned, no baguette un-tasted, no crazy, tomato-only... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Tsukiji Fish Market

JBF's Mitchell Davis talks about Tsukiji Fish Market on Taste Matters

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis brings us behind the scenes at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. As the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, it handles more than 400 different types of seafood, ranging from tiny sardines to giant tuna—and even some of the most expensive caviar on the market. Mitchell explains the logistics behind Tsukiji, how the goods are transported to restaurants around the globe, and how the quality of distribution differs between Japan and the United States. Listen below to learn more!

 

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