Daily Digest: March 13, 2014

five-second rule


 A British microbiologist gives credence to the five-second rule. [Grub Street]


Stonyfield introduces new edible frozen yogurt packaging. [LAT]


Twelve bartenders spill on the the best dive bars around the country. [First We Feast]


Toms shoes are tiptoeing into a new business: coffee. [Chicago Tribune]


What does it take to turn food waste into fuel? Trillions of industrious bacteria. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 6, 2014



Calling all Instagrammers: learn how to step up your food photography skills with tips from leading experts. [Bloomberg]


Pringles launches its new sriracha-flavored chips, but there's a catch: you can only find them at one store. [LAT]


Emotional eating: scientists explore the relationship between how we feel and what we eat. [Atlantic]


Nostalgic for Lunchables? Oscar Mayer debuts a new line of portable protein packs for adults. [LAT]


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Daily Digest: March 5, 2014



This beautiful infographic could help you find your new favorite beer. [Deadspin]


Remember Watson, the supercomputer that conquered Jeopardy! a couple of years ago? It's back, and it's creating novel recipes for a new food truck. [NPR]


Here's a conveyor-belt sushi set for children. [Kotaku]


A plea for American cheesemakers to stop imitating Europe and come up with unique names for their products. [Slate]

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Daily Digest: March 3, 2014

Street Food


Tips for eating like the ultimate local from a Moroccan street-food expert. [Zester


Don't get suckered into buying more than one beer glass—you really just need one. [LAT]


Calling all coffee lovers: consuming caffeine before your next cardio routine may actually improve performance level. [Scientific American


Think you like aged cheese? Archaeologists in China recently uncovered some 3,600-year-old fromage. [Daily Meal]


Surprising things you didn't know about 7-Up... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 18, 2014



Five wine clubs that are worth joining. [LAT]


Quadruple stirs and boomerangs: the secret vocabulary of New York City's best bars. [NYT]


There's a secret Starbucks at the Winter Olympics. [LAT]


An old air raid shelter in London has been transformed into a flourishing vegetable garden, with support from a two-star Michelin chef. [NPR]


It turns out that many cows have untapped milking potential. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 14, 2014


The "holy grail" of meals for soldiers has finally arrived: pizza with a three-year shelf life. [HuffPo]


Got a Valentine who loves beer? Check out this list of seductive craft brews. [LAT]


A Chiptole chicken burrito and skydiving come together in a new Kickstarter campaign. [LAT]


In an effort to keep their weight down and their speed up, Winter Olympians are now opting for fresh juices over processed sports drinks. [NPR... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 13, 2014



Due to climate change, many European wine regions will not be suitable for winemaking by 2050. [Science News]


Low-income students often go hungry on snow days. [NPR]


Pizza Hut has made an OKCupid profile and promises a lifetime supply of pizza for the perfect suitor. [Time]


Chick-fil-A says it will switch to antibiotic-free chicken in five years. [LAT]


In England, a pizza so spicy it made someone's tongue bleed. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 11, 2014



American teenagers are increasingly hopped up on caffeine. [NPR]


Chart: people who actually like white chocolate and where they live. [Quartz]


Canadian athletes can swipe their passports to get a free beer a the Olympics. [USA Today]


How to make khinkali and khachapuri, two of Sochi's signature dishes. [Smithsonian]


The latest in freaky Doritos spawn: "Doritos Loaded," inspired by... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 6, 2014



With Sochi 2014 around the corner, here are some surprisingly unhealthy foods that Olympians are eating. [HuffPo]


After a food blogger's urging, Subway will remove a questionable chemical from its bread. [NBC News


Witness the genesis of the McNugget in this new behind-the-scenes video from McDonald's. [NPR]


Feel like spending extravagantly for Valentine's Day this year? How about a dinner that costs $99,466? [LAT... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 13, 2014

Charlie Trotter


Charlie Trotter's widow wants to honor her late husband with a library and a school. [Crain's Chicago Business]


California chefs aren't happy about the new state law that requires cooks to wear gloves while handling "ready-to-eat" food. [LAT]


Prison gardens give inmates outdoor work, job training, and nutritious meals. [NPR]


America's first Trappist brewery is up and running in a small Massachusetts town. [... Read more >

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