What We're Reading: May 6, 2015


Curds for cash: why really good cheese is so expensive. [Serious Eats


McDonald’s is taking a break from courting millennials. [FWF


Could polenta really be as easy to make as steel-cut oats? [Serious Eats


Cashews are more popular than ever, but with that comes the cost of dangerous working conditions for harvesters in India. [Telegraph] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 24, 2015


Expand your cheese horizons with these go-tos from the Serious Eats team. [Serious Eats


Thin Mint sourcing scrutiny: despite the Girl Scouts of America's protestations, their cookies are not the same across the country. [Eater


Do you need to use oil when roasting vegetables? [The Kitchn


A new study suggests that upping your fiber intake could be nearly as effective as traditional dieting. [Atlantic


How old is that flour in your cupboard? A list of pantry staples that expire faster than you think... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 23, 2015


How do you justify a $22 Manhattan? [Washington Post


A beer enthusiast claims he has found the next beer meccas of America. [Yahoo! Food


According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, our real archenemy should be added sugar. [NYT


A death row inmate's last meal request includes two Burger King Whoppers, and tops 4,000 calories. [Thrillist


Is good service in... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 18, 2015


Brush up on your dumpling definitions and discover what separates gyoza from potstickers. [The Kitchn]


A sharp knife is a chef’s best friend: learn how to hone your blades at home. [Food52]


Thanks to NYC company Wandering Bear, you can now start your day with boxed coffee, and end it with boxed wine. [Pure Wow]


Carnival Cruises’s newest ship features a fully functional on-board brewery. [FoodBeast]


Despite a solely seafood, umami-forward diet, penguins actually can’t taste the savory fish they eat... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 12, 2015


Strawberry feuds aren't forever: a big lawsuit over the strawberry breeding program at the University of California, Davis is finally over. [NPR]


Step outside the (chocolate) box with your sweet treats gifts for Valentine's Day. [NYT


How do our school lunches compare to those around the world? [Bustle


One beer enthusiast says craft beer is dead, and it's all because of Gose. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 10, 2015


Ballard Bee Company markets itself as a lawn service, but for backyard hives and honey-makers. [Civil Eats


The way to the heart is through the stomach: Valentine’s Day recipes for two. [Serious Eats] 


Beer cans are making a comeback, but a controversial lining may have you sticking to bottles. [Mother Jones


According to this former maître’d, don’t even think about dining out on Valentine’s Day. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 9, 2015


Warm your belly during these frosty days with a steaming cup of JBF Award winner Dorie Greenspan’s hot cocoa. [Food52]  


The USDA orders new internal oversight in response to public outcry over research animal treatment. [NPR]


With Valentine's Day fast approaching, an inevitable question arises: what wine pairs best with chocolate? [NYT]


Starbucks ups its lactose-free game by offering coconut milk as a dairy substitute. [Yahoo Food]


The craft beer boom has... Read more >

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Happy Hour: The Hooker

The Hooker cocktail


A jilted John Lee Hooker comforted himself with “one bourbon, one scotch, one beer.” Those wanting a more efficient consolation should seek out this marvelous cocktail by mixologist Jamie Boudreau from Seattle's acclaimed Canon. “It came about as John Lee Hooker's song came on the sound system. It made me realize that I hadn't heard of or seen a cocktail with bourbon, scotch and beer as ingredients, so I set about to make one. Surprisingly it became very popular.” Can't make it to the Pacific Northwest? Don't fret: we've got the recipe right here.

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Sustainability Matters: January 30, 2015


Maple water, the latest trendy health beveragecould actually be a boon for environmentalists. [Civil Eats


Schools across the country are experimenting with offering lunch via food trucks instead of the typical cafeteria line. [Food Network


Large meat packers, facing PR and export concerns, are refusing to use Zilmax, a cattle weight-gain drug that the FDA says is legal. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 28, 2014


A city in China is blaming its air pollution on bacon. [FoodBeast


If you thought the KFC Double Down was a travesty, meet the next generation: the Double Down Dog. [FWF


Aqua-Spark, the world’s first investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture, is looking to save our seas through better fish farming. [NPR


Leave the beer for the Clydesdales and prep these make-ahead cocktails for the Big Game. [Yahoo! Food


By the time they hit store shelves, some GMO foods actually no longer contain genetically-modified DNA. [... Read more >

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