Daily Digest: February 20, 2014

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Can you guess what Time magazine recently named as the most influential candy bars in the world? The answers might surprise you. [LAT]

 

Introducing FoodPornIndex.com, which tracks the nutritious value of all those enticing shots in your social feeds. [NYT

 

How can something as simple as water grow into a $50 million business? Here's how Hint Water made such a huge splash. [WSJ]

 

The food industry appears convinced that the gluten-free fad... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: A Gastronomic Event


What does it mean for food to be art? On today's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis explored this topic with Robert Valgenti, associate professor of philosophy and director of the College Colloquium at Lebanon Valley College. Listen below as Mitchell and Robert discuss the nature of art, the human experience with food, and the intersections between the two—from our obsession with celebrity chef culture to our individual responsibility as part of the larger food system.
 

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Greenhouse Gallery: Gerard Puvis's Wine Label Prints

 

A renowned artist who exhibits around the world, Gerard Puvis produces whimsical celebrations of wine. He first crafts sculptures from the neck foils of wine bottles, then creates prints that reference the original three-dimensional pieces. Many of his prints have appeared on French wine labels, completing the process at the origin of inspiration.

 

A selection of Puvis's prints that were commissioned by Napa Valley's Kelham Vineyards will be on display in our Greenhouse Gallery through August.

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News Feed: October 9

High-end sushi takes a hit [Grubstreet NY]

Art meets food in San Francisco [SF Chronicle]

Marathon eating in Japan [The Atlantic]

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