What We're Reading: November 5, 2015


This vegan recipe just might make the best chocolate chip cookies out there. [Food52


Crack open a can and watch this animated history of beer in America. [FWF


JBF Award winner Mark Bittman has landed at vegan meal delivery startup the Purple Carrot. [NPR


A look into the rising tide of disordered eating in the restaurant industry. [MUNCHIES] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 14, 2015


Beefy blackout: a study in the UK recently revealed that up to one-third of British vegetarians eat meat while drunk. [FWF


Dive beneath the waves and get to know your sea vegetables. [Food52


Embrace the briny allure of brandade. [Serious Eats


When Big Food buys artisanal producers, can shoppers still trust their favorite brands? [NPR

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What We're Reading: September 28, 2015


The real story behind mold: get the scoop on your cheese plate’s origins.​ [NYT]

Hot dog lovers, rejoice: Chicago's food carts are legalized! [Thrillist]


Back to the grind: the surprising reasons why you should a meat grinder to your kitchen wish list. [Bon Appétit]​

Don't have a chance to go apple picking this fall? With this apple pie–flavored sidecar, you'll forget you never stepped foot in an orchard. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 18, 2014


Perfect Ben & Jerry’s pairings for your Thanksgiving pie à la mode. [HuffPo

A former Momofuku line cook reveals the larger lessons of Brussels sprouts prep. [MUNCHIES


Greeks are abandoning their traditional forms of coffee for hipper, trendier espresso. [NPR


Before she hit it big on SNL, Amy Poehler was just another actress waiting tables in Chicago and NYC. [Yahoo! Food


Johnny Appleseed’s real mission: to make more hard cider. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 22, 2014


Test your burger I.Q. with this guide to regional styles across the U.S.  [HuffPost


Calling all craft beer enthusiasts: a new app is attempting to catalog every beer in U.S. [FWF]


Are arepas the new tacos? Ask the "arepa king" of NYC. [Serious Eats]... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 20, 2014


A handy visual guide to fall apples for your ciders, sauces, and pies. [HuffPo


The “Hey Chef” series proves that curry powder isn’t just for vindaloo. [Serious Eats


There may be something besides pumpkin in that can of purée. [The Kitchn


Small batch, artisanal producers are changing the way we think about fake meat. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 12, 2014


Congress has passed a bill preventing the US Environmental Protections Agency from exerting the pollution controls outlined in the Clean Water Act. [Food Politics]


New studies find that walking at least 12,000 steps a day helps to counteract the negative effects of fructose consumption. [NY Times]


A Fremont Count orchardist is trying to bring back the Colorado Orange, a rare variety of local apple with a unique citrus flavor. [NPR]


Researchers find microscopic bits of plastic and glass, skin cells, and dead insects in a sample of German beers, including some of the most popular brands. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 11, 2014


A far cry from Mister Softee: the acrobatics of Turkish ice cream. [MUNCHIES


NYC specialty food stores worth a visit. [USA Today


How Red Delicious claimed the top spot on produce shelves across the nation. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 15, 2014


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U.S passes France in annual wine consumption. [NPR]


USDA-proposed beef imports from Brazil give American ranchers cause for concern. [NPR]


Fast food protests go global as workers push for higher wages. [NYT]


After a devastating forest fire, morels find new life. [ABC


American apples are overwhelming the Mexican market. [... Read more >

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Recipe: Pink Apple Crostata

Recipe for Pink Lady Apple Crostat, adapted by the James Beard Foundation


It's tough out there. It's cold. It's dark before we leave the office. And when it comes to local fruit, it's nothing but apples.


The antidote to all this midwinter ennui? Well, we can't help you there, but we can give you an apple recipe that's truly easier than pie.


Brought to us by Corkbuzz in New York City, this rustic, free-form crostata holds slices of Pink Lady apple, a variety that's tart and deeply flushed, tossed in a coriander-forward spice mixture. (If you can't find Pink Lady apples, substitute Honey Crisps or Jonagolds.)


And it's a cinch to prepare: just roll out your dough (don't fret if it's not a perfect circle), mound the apple filling in the middle, and fold over the edges. No pie pan or decorative crimping... Read more >

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