What We're Reading: October 8, 2015


Start hoarding your PSLs: there could be a pumpkin shortage come Thanksgiving. [Yahoo! Food


You no longer have to order in to get your hands on Thai sticky rice. [Food52


The USDA and HHS have announced that sustainability will not be a part of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. [Food Politics


Cold-brew king Stumptown Coffee has been acquired by Peet’s Coffee & Tea. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 21, 2015


One way to cut down food waste? Stop peeling your vegetables before you cook them. [Bon Appétit


Eater breaks down the lifecycle of a food trend. [Eater


The USDA’s new program is geared towards transforming veterans into farmers. [Department of Defense


A properly timed cup of coffee could be the key to beating jet lag. [MUNCHIES

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What We're Reading: August 19, 2015


Momma’s boys (and girls): the love-hate relationship between bakers and their starters. [Serious Eats


Behind the scenes at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where JBF Award winner Dan Barber has made eradicating food waste his delicious mission. [The Takeaway


Agent orange powder: you have the U.S. military to thank for all those bags of Cheetos. [Wired


New science suggests we shouldn’t fixate on cutting down on fat, carbs, or any other single macronutrient. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 11, 2015


A bagel taste test with Modernist Cuisine author Nathan Myhrvold. [Saveur]


Plagued by lukewarm coffee? This heated mug will do the trick. [FWx]


Farmers-in-training: changing eating habits and increasing food knowledge through school gardens. [NPR]


Gelato, ice milk, and sherbet, oh my! An illustrated guide to some of the best ice cream around the globe. [Serious Eats]


The ever-changing role of America's local farmers' markets. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 28, 2015


Go Italian by way of the Mason-Dixon line with this recipe for cornbread panzanella. [Food52


Kombucha may be the darling of the probiotic food scene, but it can be a dangerous choice for recovering addicts. [MUNCHIES


If you’re not cooking fish whole, you’re missing out. [NYT


From salads to pancakes to pasta and more, sweet summer corn can brighten up any dish. [Serious Eats


Four questions to help you buy better coffee. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 20, 2015


One NYC restaurateur wants you to give spaghetti-in-a-cone a twirl. [Gothamist


Stop wasting money on chicken cutlets and break down the meat yourself. [Serious Eats


How corn grew from fuel for slaves to the cornerstone of the American diet. [WaPo


Dig a spoon into the terroir of yogurt. [NPR


Meet mofongo, the unofficial food of Puerto Rico. [Bon Appétit

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4 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes That Will Put the Storebought Stuff to Shame


Many of us relegate our ice-cream maker to the far reaches of the pantry, where we occasionally eye it guiltily before taking a pint of storebought ice cream out of the freezer and convincing ourselves that it's just as good as homemade. Why don't we use our ice-cream maker more often? Two reasons: 1) We don't plan ahead so the ice-cream maker base is never chilled, and 2) The project seems daunting. But it doesn't have to be. Move some frozen peas aside and try one of the following recipes, which include three simple ice creams and one knock-your-socks-off sundae for when you're feeling more ambitious.


Fig Ice Cream

Jacques Torres likes to make this dessert with honey-sweet black mission figs at the end of summer, but we can't wait that long.


Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae

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What We're Reading: June 3, 2015


Have dim sum for dinner with these tips on frozen dumpling prep. [Food52


California’s drought means big business for Washington wineries. [NYT


Anheuser-Busch turned one of its facilities into a water-canning factory to help flood victims in Texas. [NBC


Do you know the genus of your morning cup of joe? [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 18, 2015


Cool off as the temperatures skyrocket with some homemade ice cream sammies. [Huff Po


Tragedy strikes poultry farmers as a new strain of bird flu infects millions of hens. [NYT


Could high noise levels be to blame for subpar in-flight food? [Munchies


Get a taste of the best of both worlds: coffee in beer. [Bon Appétit


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What We're Reading: May 5, 2015


You’re just six steps away from banana bread, any way you like it. [Food52


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with homemade tamales. [Serious Eats


A coalition of plant food producers has submitted recommendations for the new Dietary Guidelines. [Eat Drink Politics


Why do we sip our lattes first thing in the morning? [... Read more >

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