What We're Reading: September 8, 2014


Not into your beer? You may be using the wrong glass. [Edible Manhattan


The story behind a Southern staple: the history of pimento cheese. [Serious Eats


Widespread changes are on the menu at NYC’s first vegetarian elementary school. [Food Network


Leading food advocates weigh in on the low-carb vs. low-fat debate. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 12, 2014



Sushi made with bare hands: food safety violation or sacred tradition? [Smithsonian]


Scientists finally explain why dark chocolate is actually good for you.  [LAT]


Why our grains are losing nutrients. [NPR]


Mummy bones and teeth prove ancient vegetarian diet. [Huff Post]


Edible flowers are beautiful, but are they safe? What you need to know. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 14, 2014



Rethinking what's in your cup: companies pledge to improve working conditions on India's tea plantations. [Grist]


For lower income students, snow days can mean empty stomachs. [NPR]


Cartoonist Joe Mohr illustrates the dangers of Bisphenol A, or BPA, with Popeye the Sailor. [Treehugger]


Why is nutrition so confusing? Blame the research environment. [NYT]


The future of vegetarian food substitutes might lie in Silicon Valley. [... Read more >

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JBF News: NYC Public Schools Recipe Contest Semifinals

Recipe contest Now that the deadline for our healthy school lunch recipe contest has come and gone, it's time for the fun to begin: the judging! On Monday night at the New York City Food and Finance High School, over 25 plant-based recipes were prepared and served to a panel of judges that included pastry chef François Payard, NYC public schools executive chef Jorge Collazo, and elementary and high school students. The judges whittled down the entries to ten finalists, which will be cooked and sampled at the Beard House tomorrow evening. Stay tuned for the the results and photos! Special thanks to our partners, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, the NYC Office of SchoolFood, Candle Café/79, and the New York City Food and Finance High School, for helping our kids eat well.

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