Sustainability Matters: October 24, 2014

Coconut is the latest food trend with a whole mess of labor rights issues behind it. [Mother Jones


A new poll shows that nine out of ten doctors are worried about the use of antibiotics on livestock. [Civil Eats


Dutch comedians prank food experts by passing off McDonald’s as organic food, raising concerns about the power of labeling. [Food Republic


Fearing a loss of clean water access, craft brewers are joining the fight... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 23, 2014


Do your liver a favor: have a cup of joe. [The Daily Meal]

Budget-friendly tips for avoiding the most commonly over-priced grocery store items. [HuffPost]

For some restaurants, a negative review doesn't necessarily mean a drop in business. [Grub Street]


Everyone knows Elvis loved a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but what about JFK or Mariah Carey? Iconic Americans' favorite bites. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 16, 2014


The science behind the art of bread baking. [Serious Eats


Taco Bell is launching a new line of Sriracha-laced products. [LA Times


Take your caffeine fix on the road with this hand-powered espresso machine. [HuffPo


A coffee expert reviews Lay’s Cappuccino Potato Chips. [Yahoo!Food


A group of Londoners is growing salad greens in an old bomb shelter. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 10, 2014


Avocados may be good for your health, but the increased consumer demand could be over-burdening Chile’s water supply. [Treehugger]


Researchers have found that many U.S. restaurant chains have cut calories on new menu items by about 60 calories per dish, which could lead to a change in diners' waistlines over time. [NPR]


A political battle still rages between the Obama administration, the School Nutrition Association, and lunch ladies over the future of school food. [NY Times]


The sixth annual Chefs Collaborative summit in Boulder, CO met to gather like-minded chefs and discuss sustainability in the food... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 6, 2014


The Middle East's answer to peanut butter: a guide to tahini. [The Kitchn


The history behind Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda, a vegetable loner in a world of cola and lemon-lime. [Serious Eats


Pop-Tarts turns 50 this year, so here are a few facts to celebrate our favorite toast pastry. [HuffPo


The not-so-secret agenda behind Costco’s free samples. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 25, 2014


When it comes to holiday challahs shapes, round is just the beginning. [NPR


The funky history behind Gorgonzola. [MUNCHIES


NYT Staffers weigh in on their favorite kitchen tools. [NYT


A Japanese gadget will magically turn your eggs into... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 23, 2014


Tour the country, one phosphate at at time: the best Soda Fountains in the U.S. [Food & Wine


The Aromafork uses odors to make chocolate mousse taste like wasabi. [HuffPo


A new company, Barnraiser, aims to be the Kickstarter for farmers. [The Kitchn


No so haute cuisine: the new trend of “famine food.” [Spiked


This guide to the... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 10, 2014


The case for refrigerating tomatoes. [Serious Eats


Take a peek at the new PBS show, Food Forward. [Civil Eats


The man who brought cotton candy to the masses was … a dentist? [Priceonomics


Before it gets too cold outside, try a Champagne popsicle. [FoodBeast


From chicken tikka to General Tso’s, “ethnic”... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 2, 2014



Central American coffee farmers are putting "waste water" to good use. [The Daily Meal


Space-to-table: NASA researchers want to give astronauts real food. [National Geographic


Afternoons at Epcot taught one woman to be an adventurous eater. [Slate


Whisky and Haggis flavor is the latest unorthodox potato chip to hit the market. [Grub Street


To busy to walk to the staff kitchen? The BrainWave is a microwave for your desk. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 27, 2014



Double Up Food Bucks brings fresh produce to food stamp recipients. [NBC


A life-changing program in the Bay Area offers the homeless a fresh start in the food service industry. [Huffington Post


Chinese farmers are growing pears that look like babies. [The Daily Meal


Will food boats become the next food trucks? [NPR


In sweets we trust: a look at each state's iconic dessert.  [... Read more >

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