What We're Reading: August 3, 2015


How brisket became king of the barbecue world. [FWF


Cookies and cream canvas: Oreos become the medium for edible works of art. [Mental Floss


Americans may finally be changing their eating habits, as new data suggests caloric consumption has decreased for the first time in decades. [NYT


Experts anticipate that the World Health Organization will announce a link between red meat and cancer this fall. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 7, 2015


Use this grocery delivery app to avoid the crazy lines for smoked salmon at Zabar's. [NYT]


The history of ice: how an unfathomable luxury became a daily necessity. [MUNCHIES]


April Bloomfield teaches us how to conquer some of summer's strangest farmers' market veggies. [NPR]... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 5, 2015


The recipe for these chewy, (coco)nutty, chocolate-y bars is a great excuse to stay in on a brisk February evening. [Food 52


Can farmed fish be considered organic if they consume non-organic feed? [NPR


Farm to cone: Breyers promises to source its dairy from hormone-free cows. [Yahoo Food


Arithmetic-challenged diners, take heart: an increasing number of restaurants across the country are banning tipping. [Thrillist]  


S'mores Oreos will have... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 28, 2014



Five life lessons from a man who ate pizza every day for 25 years. [Esquire


Tour de Food: how the cyclists eat during this iconic race. [NPR


Lebron James apologizes with cupcakes. [Eater


Thomas Keller and All-Clad pair up to release some sleek cookware. [NYT


The right snack before bed could help you sleep more soundly. [TIME... Read more >

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Throwback Thursday: Laura Shapiro's "A Food Lover's Guide to Fat"



Remember SnackWell's? In the 1990s America's fear of fat was perhaps even more pronounced than the aversion to gluten we have seen in this decade. In her 1995 JBF Journalism award–winning article, "A Food Lover's Guide to Fat," historian Laura Shapiro addressed the anti-fat frenzy:


Consider the Oreo: two chocolate discs, a creamy filling, and a tradition going back to 1912. For as long as cookie sales have been tracked, Oreos have been the industry front-runner, occasionally jockeying for first place with Chips Ahoy! or Fig Newtons, but always the sentimental favorite. Until this year. When the cookie-and-cracker bestseller list for 1994 is tabulated, last year’s number six will have flown straight up into first place, with Oreos in a dismal fourth. America’s new passion is SnackWell’s. Introduced by Nabisco only two years ago, SnackWell’s is a line of fat-free and low-fat snacks best known for the Devil’s Food Cookie Cake, a morsel of cake and marshmallow wrapped in a shiny chocolate coat.... Read more >

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Daily Digest: April 2, 2014

communal table


We're all in this together: the return of communal restaurant tables. [The Atlantic


Introducing the gluten-free cosmopolitan. [LAT]


Four critics and one restaurant: an experiment on perspective. [WP]


Can't get enough food porn? Here are 15 stunning... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam