What We're Reading: Monday, June 1

 

Don’t limit yourself to just pies and cobblers: sweet and savory recipes for fresh cherries. [Bon Appétit]

 

Tech-savvy beer geeks have a new app for finding their favorite brews. [FWF

 

A determined baker in Tripoli is creating gluten-free local fare, despite the battles raging in the streets around her business. [MUNCHIES

 

Sorry, chocolate can’t actually help you lose weight: a journalist reveals how he pulled the wool over the news media’s eyes in the name of exposing junk... Read more >

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'Gram Worthy: Belgian Bitter Chocolate Clafoutis with Candied Red Beets and Buttermilk Anglaise

Belgian Bitter Chocolate Clafoutis with Candied Red Beets and Buttermilk Anglaise

 

If you love to see what happens behind the scenes in restaurants, drool over gorgeous food photography, and creep on your favorite chefs (we're majorly guilty of this!), then be sure to follow us on Instagram, where our editors deliver eye-catching dispatches from the Beard House and beyond! The photo above shows Belgian Bitter Chocolate Clafoutis with Candied Red Beets and Buttermilk Anglaise​, prepared at the Beard House by chef (and former Top Chef contestant) Bart Vandaele of Washington, D.C.'s Belga Café​​... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 27, 2015

 

Swaths of new breeding programs are rolling out to combat the growing threat of a global chocolate shortage, but industry experts say we have to be careful about which types of cacao are grown to save quality and flavor. [Smithsonian

 

A look into the history of America’s obsession with vitamins and fortification. [Atlantic

 

Over half of farm workers are undocumented immigrants, but if they gain legal status, will they stay in agriculture? [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 25, 2015

 

Could introducing infants to peanut butter actually prevent them from developing allergies? [Atlantic

 

Frozen weather means frozen vegetables: learn how to get the best flavor out of the freezer aisle. [Food52

 

The latest cocktail trend of specialty glassware suggests bars hope their customers will judge a book by its cover. [Punch

 

New research reveals that our oceans are becoming more acidic, endangering shellfish populations worldwide. [NPR

 

Unsure of what to do with all... 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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It's Valentine's Day and You Should Go For It


A home-cooked Valentine's Day dinner should be a little over the top. Roast chicken stuffed with foie gras? Bring it. Pasta carbonara topped with Dungeness crabmeat? Of course. Dark Valrhona chocolate baked into individual soufflé cups? It's a special occasion. Now's not the time to hold back. Give it your all with recipes like these:

 

Roasted Chicken for Two

Can chicken be sexy? This one is.

 

Crab Carbonara with Meyer Lemon, Black Pepper, and Parsley

You could eat this Lady and the Tramp–style, but chances are you're not going to want to share.

 

Blackberry-Glazed Lamb Chops

Perfectly cooked, bone-in lamb chops say, "I care enough to buy... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 11, 2015

 

Talk about a sugar high: a Belgian chocolatier has developed snortable cocoa powder. [Eater

 

Federal daycare meals are about to get their first revamp since the 1960s, but do the new regulations go far enough? [Civil Eats

 

The American love affair with cheese goes all the way back to the Colonial era. [Serious Eats

 

The benefits of freezing your tofu, and other... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 29, 2015

 

We love kale, but we love burgers more: Americans ordered nine billion hamburgers in 2014, up 30 million from the year before. [Grubstreet

 

Enjoy a stress-free Super Bowl by prepping all your nibbles and drinks beforehand. [Bon Appétit

 

The recipe is entering the twenty-first century through experimental technological platforms that rethink the time-honored format. [FWF]

 

The quickest, safest, and easiest way to melt chocolate: use a blow dryer. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 14, 2015

 

Eleven breakfast-for-dinner recipes. [BA]

 

Creative hacks for making your favorite dishes vegan. [HuffPost]

 

Not into your not-so-gourmet airplane meal? It's because of your taste buds. [BBC]

 

Demystifying the hype of ancient grains. [FWF]

 

How "minifasting" may actually boost immunity and health. [NPR]

 

Is porridge the new hip Brooklyn breakfast? [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 18, 2014

 

Move aside ketchup, blueberries are coming for the condiment crown. [Eater
 

The history of the traditional Southern Thanksgiving. [Serious Eats
 

The environmental benefits of the clean plate club. [NPR

 

Could you live in a world without chocolate? [Fox News
 

Enter the mind of Nordic icon Magnus Nilsson. [FR
 

Embrace your inner Winnie-... Read more >

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