What We're Reading: September 3, 2014

 

Behind the scenes at a fortune cookie factory. [HuffPo

 

Local producers work to reverse Alaska’s poor agricultural reputation. [NY Times

 

Why you should care about the Tyson–Hillshire Merger. [Civil Eats

 

Is your grocery store a one-stop shop for alcohol? Depends on what state you call home. [HuffPo] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 25, 2014

Apple Pie

 

The history of America's long love affair with apple desserts. [History Channel

 

New FDA regulations endanger American artisanal cheese production. [Chicago Reader

 

This year's Alaska State Fair will feature Guinness World Record–breaking vegetables. [NPR

 

Eat Mor Chikin (and waffles): Chick-Fil-A tries to keep up with the growing fast-food breakfast market. [Food Beast

 

Here is how to cut... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 21, 2014

MIlkshake

 

Select Five Guys locations are offering bacon and customizable milkshakes. [The Daily Meal]  

 

Can frog skin save your spoiled milk? [Huffington Post

 

Yar! Here be a look at how pirates ate while swashbuckling. [National Geographic

 

The bacteria in your gut might be dictating your diet. [The Atlantic

 

Why does eating out cost so much? [Esquire... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 13, 2014

 

The most delicious mode of transportation: a motorcycle fueled by bacon grease takes its first drive. [Modern Farmer]

 

The growing trend of sustainable kosher restaurants. [Civil Eats

 

Restaurants are getting back at Jaws by offering shark meat entrees during Shark Week. [NPR

 

Chefs weigh in on the most influential restaurants in the U.S. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 30, 2014

Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

A mom is outraged by ice cream sandwiches that don't melt. [Huffington Post

 

A photographic history of the picnic. [National Geographic

 

Get the scoop at one of the nation's best ice cream parlors this summer. [NY Daily News

 

You might know beer and wine, but do you know mead? [Serious Eats

 

The ancient roots of intoxicating foods. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 25, 2014

 

The story behind Wimbledon’s favorite cocktail, the Pimm’s Cup. [Food Politic]

 

Classic NYC restaurants face closure in the wake of huge rent hikes. [NYT]

 

The Broccoli Cleanse: cruciferous vegetables could be the key to detoxing the body. [NPR]

 

Public health advocates push for labeling energy drinks as a step towards safer consumption. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 29, 2014

bacon

 

The American Chemical Society explains the science behind the smell of bacon. [NPR

 

Meet the most expensive drink at Starbucks: the Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino. [LAT

 

Hazy beer isn't always a bad thing. [LAT

 

Experimental ocean-aged wine yields interesting results. ​[SF Weekly]

 

​World Cup participants beware: Brazilian authorities find expired food in hotels hosting soccer teams. [... Read more >

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Bacon Takes Center Stage

Recipe for Bacon Confit with Chiles and Pickles, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

It's been well-documented that bacon makes everything taste better. But instead of consigning it to a supporting role, why not make bacon the star of the dish? Here are a few recipes that put our favorite cured meat into the spotlight: 

 

Bacon Confit with Chiles and Pickles

Homemade bread-and-butter pickles and Fresno chiles top crispy cubes of slow-cooked slab bacon.

 

Bacon with Pineapple Jus and Bacon-Salted Peanuts

Strange and wonderful, this salty-sweet braised bacon dish makes for a conversation-starting hors d'oeuvre.

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Daily Digest: March 7, 2014

Organic eggs are pricier and harder to come by as feed prices soar to new heights. [NPR]

 

Seeking more flavorful and fattier cuts, many French bistros and butchers import beef from around the world. [NYT]

 

Craving the smell of bacon in the morning? A new Oscar Mayer alarm clock app releases the aroma (and sound) of this beloved breakfast staple. [LAT]

 

A new report found that over 500 food products contain a chemical compound that's used to make yoga mats. [... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Hibernation Food

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

 

As the Longest Winter That Ever Was continues its icy reign throughout much of the country, we're spending a lot of time indoors. We mean: A LOT. And what better way to while away these seemingly endless dark and dreary days than by cooking up a (proverbial, please) storm? These five hibernation-friendly dishes are giving us the will to hang on until spring:

 

 

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel [JBF]

Serve this hearty, satisfying stew with spaetzle or egg noodles tossed with butter and parsley.

 

Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel [Smitten Kitchen]

Not only will this cross between French toast casserole and tarte tatin give you a reason to get up in the morning, but it's also super easy to... Read more >

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