What We're Reading: July 22, 2014

Pie

 

Cake vs. Pie: Which is more American? [VOX

 

White House welcomes 54 kids to cook for the President and First Lady. [NPR

 

In New York, tea is the new coffee. [WSJ

 

A few tips on how to make bad wine taste better. [TIME

 

A new toaster provides edible selfies. [ABC

 

FDA warns that powdered caffeine is dangerous. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 26, 2014

Dirt

 

A chef in Canada is making local dirt-butter, taking terroir to the next level. [The Globe and Mail

 

Two Italian designers revolutionize recipe reading with tattoos. [NPR

 

Downward-facing Dogfish: Across the country, post-yoga beers find popularity. [NYT

 

A North Dakota town experiments with a barista-free coffee shop. [NY Daily News

 

Instant coffee finds a new market in China. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 19, 2014

Break out the rubber bands: a better way to cut cake? [Gizmodo]

 

Five Southern chefs discuss the history and future of their region’s cuisine. [Food Republic]

 

Some restaurants know exactly how often you use their bathrooms. [NYP]

 

Yes, you can cook a hot dog in a Pringles can. [Food Beast]... Read more >

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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 11, 2014

Fro-yo

 

The history of fro-yo in New York, and the new trend that's threatening it's dominance. [Food Republic

 

David Beckham confirms rumors about 'Beckham Bistro' opening in the U.S. [Daily Star

 

Despite criticism, a Kentucky restaurant defends its "no-tipping" policy. [Cincinnati.com

 

What you should know about Mad Cow disease. [ABC

 

Mislabeled packages pose a serious threat to those with food allergies. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 21, 2014

coffee

 

Coffee rust fungus causes $1 billion in damage, decrease in production, and severe job loss in Latin America. [NBC]

 

Kraft recalls cottage cheese due to premature expiration and potential link to illness. [CNN Money]

 

California's warm winter might make wine taste better, but it threatens future production. [CBS... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 7, 2014

iced coffee

 

 

Looking for the best technique for brewing iced coffee? Consider the "Japanese method." [SE]

 

Vermont is poised to be the first state to pass a GMO labeling law. [Bloomberg]

 

An Australian company is going to parachute grilled cheese sandwiches into New York City. [USA Today]

 

In Sicily, organic cooperatives strive to make Mafia-free food more widely available. [NPR]

 

Major soda companies plan to omit... Read more >

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Daily Digest: April 14, 2014

buffet

 

​Should men have to shell out more cash at an all-you-can-eat buffet? [The Atlantic

 

What really causes skunky beer, and how you can steer clear of those unappealing flavors. [LAT]

 

Matzo may fall short on flavor, but it packs a hugely satisfying crunch. [NPR]

 

Coming to a supermarket near you: coffee flour, the latest in alternative baking products. [Discover Magazine]

 

What does our garbage say... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Coffee with Dan Shafer

Dan Shafer of Crop to Cup on Taste Matters

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis perked things up with a show devoted to coffee, featuring Crop to Cup's Dan Shafer. As the company's director of operations, Dan sources high-quality, sustainable coffees for buyers who value authentic connections to the farm. To learn more about growing communities, direct trade models, how terroir affects flavor, and tips for buying, storing, grinding, and even roasting your own beans, listen to the full episode.

 

Taste Matters is a radio program dedicated to taste: as a sense, cultural construct, and culinary phenomenon.... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 20, 2014

candy

 

A new study shows how your kids' sweet tooth may be rooted in an evolutionary advantage. [NPR]

 

It's not just coffee anymore: thousands of Starbucks store will soon include an evening menu that includes alcohol and light bites. [Chicago Tribune]

 

Want to rear and harvest your own edible bugs? There's a DIY kit for that. [Wired]

 

Once a custom-made food for macrobiotic eaters like John Lennon, the veggie burger is now mainstream. Here's how it achieved mass appeal. [Smithsonian

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