What We're Reading: July 29, 2015


Not so familiar French toast: restaurants are redefining a brunch classic. [Bon Appétit


The items on your grocery list you really should be shopping around for. [The Kitchn


Expand your ancient grains portfolio and get to know sorghum. [Food52


Downward-facing drafts: Lululemon has released its own craft beer. [CBC


Drought-stricken almond... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: January 16, 2014


Why no one is buying the hype of these GMO, bruise-free potatoes. [NPR]


Trying to eat more in season? Check out these useful apps. [Grist]


How mustard is helping to replace chemical pesticides. [Civil Eats]


Will Vermont be the first state to implement GMO labeling? [USA]


Almond growth boom means water supply bust for California. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: December 29, 2014


Popping bottles in the ice, like a blizzard: a history of Champagne in hip hop. [FWF


The meat industry is pushing Congress to reverse a new country-of-origin labeling law. [Star Tribune


Get your almond butter now: California’s limited water supply may threaten future nut production. [NYT


MicroGreens, a new cooking initiative in Washington, D.C., aims to get kids to teach their parents healthy habits and recipes. [Civil Eats]... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 12, 2014


There’s just not enough sustainable beef to feed our fast food habit. [Vice


Pepsi thinks the new coconut water will be … cashew juice? [NYT


Someone’s gotta do it: the most extreme food jobs in the world. [First We Feast


Watch out, PB&J, America’s got a new favorite nut. [Washington Post


They don’t serve this kind of rye bread at Katz’s. [... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Citrus


Brighten your winter table with one of these vibrant, citrus-inflected dishes.

Orange-Marcona Almond Salad with Pineapple Granita Think outside the navel: chef Jehangir Mehta suggests experimenting with different types of oranges when making this vivid, refreshing salad.

Macadamia-Crusted Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc Butter sauce made with a squeeze of orange and lime juice enlivens these crunchy, golden brown scallops.

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June's Best Recipes

Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg YolkOrange–Marcona Almond Salad with Pineapple Granita Beat the summer heat with this simple, elegant, and refreshing salad from Jehangir Mehta. Chilled Sorrel Soup with Jonah Crab Salad and Jerusalem Artichokes Michael Lomonaco may be known for steaks, but this tangy soup proves that he also has a way with lighter fare. Wild Mushroom Stew with Egg Yolk Use any combination of wild mushrooms in this rich stew from Clyde Common's Chris DiMinno.

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Recipe: Orange–Marcona Almond Salad with Pineapple Granita

Orange–Marcona Almond Salad with Pineapple Granita With the temperature and humidity steadily ascending outside, we're all about keeping the heat to a minimum while making dinner. This vibrant salad from chef Jehangir Mehta—enlivened with zippy pineapple and fresh herbs—only requires a brief moment of cooking on your stove top. It's a taste of the tropics that won't make your kitchen feel like them. Get the recipe here.

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Recipe: Seared Sea Scallop with Black Pudding, Celery Root Purée, Tangerine, and Almond Salad

In this unusual dish, black pudding—a blood sausage that's known as boudin noir in France and morcilla in Spain—is a rich complement to delicately seared scallops. The recipe comes from Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia, who will be cooking at the Beard House tomorrow night.

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Eye Candy: Maine Crab Cones

crab cones Mitchell Kaldrovich of Sea Glass served these Maine crab cones with almond–bacon crumbs during the reception that preceded his New England–style Beard House dinner. See more photos from his elegant menu here.

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