What We're Reading: July 23, 2014



America’s favorite lunch item, the sandwich, was once considered unpatriotic. [History Channel


A mouthwatering tour of Brussels' chocolate scene. [USA Today


Americans are split over raw milk. [Huffington Post]


A Kentucky shoplifter orders pizza for cops, but still gets booked. [Food Beast


Rise 'n Shine: the best breakfast sandwiches across the country. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 16, 2014

Aloe Vera


Aloe vera: sunburn remedy and thirst quencher? [ABC


Before you complain about slow service, check your cell phone use. [Eater


Would you like a wife with that? Couples in Hong Kong are getting married at McDonald's. [NY Daily News


New study shows that cinnamon might help in the fight against Parkinson's. [UK Daily Mail


Freedom of Information Act allows consumers to complain about ketchup packets and diet soda. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 15, 2014



The Lindt empire expands with the acquisition of Russell Stover. [NYT]  


'Agrihoods' are the latest trend in suburban living. [Smithsonian


A mysterious Canadian berry comes to Michigan. [NPR


How astronauts eat: the story of the space tortilla. [CNET


Trouble brews in the ketchup kingdom as a newcomer tries to unseat Heinz. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 7, 2014

Dark Chocolate


A new study shows that dark chocolate can really get your blood flowing. [NPR


Brew-specific glassware could improve the taste of your pint. [Popular Science


These days Americans expect more from their fast food. [CNN


Do you know the difference between a buckle and a betty? [Serious Eats


Brazilian hot dog makers transform your favorite team into a tasty dog. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 1, 2014



Scottish officials ask President Obama to lift the import ban on haggis. [The Guardian


California Governor Jerry Brown repeals "glove law" for food service workers. [SF Gate


A new study shows that giving your kids a little junk food is better than banning it altogether. [Today


As the cupcake trend continues, edible wrappers are the next big thing. [Food Beast


How battlefield chocolate helped accomplish sweet victory. [... 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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What We're Reading: June 18, 2014

The science behind the myriad colors of fish flesh. [NPR


Mark Bittman looks at how we get Big Food to change its strategy. [NYT]


As the economy picks up, fast food chains like McDonalds and Taco Bell fall out of favor with consumers. [NBC]


The Brewers Association has expanded the definition of “craft beer,” leading some big name beers to sport it on their labels. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 17, 2014


World Cup teams take no chances by bringing their own chefs, and their own food, to Brazil. [Fox News]


Meaningless buzzwords like “organic” and “whole-grain” drive sales with empty promises. [Chron]


Protein-infused cake frosting, bee-less honey, and lentil pasta are just some of the predicted healths trends for the upcoming year. [NYDN]


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What We're Reading: June 16, 2014


The CDC released a list of the healthiest fruits and vegetables, and their number one might surprise you. [Food Republic


A cure for gout just might hold the key to ending the lime shortage. [The Wire]  


A new petition for brewers to disclose their ingredients and methods is causing a stir. [ABC

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What We're Reading: June 4, 2014



A new study indicates the world could run out of fish by 2050. [Washington Post


Inspired by a Michael Jackson classic, the Bottle Boys give empties a second life. [LAT


A look at the long legacy of African Americans in the White House kitchen. [Washington Post


New research shows chocolate might save the world. [NPR


7-Eleven unveils new Lebron James-inspired Slurpee. [... Read more >

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