Eye Candy: B.L.T. Sandwiches with Cocoa-Crusted Bacon and Spiced Tomato Chutney

 

In honor of Valentine’s Day, craft chocolatiers Matthew Silverman and Matthew Piekarski brought their unique “bean to bar” concept to the Beard House for a chocolate-infused dégustation. Keith Schroeder, who sources Hexx chocolate for his artisanal ice cream company, joined the duo for an evening of gastronomic indulgence. With a menu filled with creative dishes like braised beef brisket empanadas with dried cherries, guajillo chiles, and mole negro and seared sea scallops with white bean cassoulet, cocoa nib–lamb merguez, escarole, and preserved... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 17, 2015

cocoa

 

An unassuming greenhouse in England specializes in preserving the world’s cocoa supply. [The Salt

 

Q&A: Eric Ripert identifies the next kale and the one food he just won’t eat. [Yahoo

 

At Blue Hill, Dan Barber launches a pop-up focused on food waste, where guest chefs will prepare dishes out of the trimmings that are usually discarded. [Grub Street

 

Dine like the First Lady: a roundup of Michelle Obama’s restaurant favorites. [... 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 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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