Daily Digest: March 20, 2014



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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Daily Digest: March 13, 2014

five-second rule


 A British microbiologist gives credence to the five-second rule. [Grub Street]


Stonyfield introduces new edible frozen yogurt packaging. [LAT]


Twelve bartenders spill on the the best dive bars around the country. [First We Feast]


Toms shoes are tiptoeing into a new business: coffee. [Chicago Tribune]


What does it take to turn food waste into fuel? Trillions of industrious bacteria. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 9, 2014



For a better night's sleep, track and limit your caffeine consumption with the new Up Coffee app. [LAT]


Late-night eating webcasts, or mokbang, are a hit in South Korea. [WSJ]


A glimpse into the daily diets of people around the world. [Wired]


Chemicals used in the production of disposable chopsticks have raised health concerns. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 5, 2014



This beautiful infographic could help you find your new favorite beer. [Deadspin]


Remember Watson, the supercomputer that conquered Jeopardy! a couple of years ago? It's back, and it's creating novel recipes for a new food truck. [NPR]


Here's a conveyor-belt sushi set for children. [Kotaku]


A plea for American cheesemakers to stop imitating Europe and come up with unique names for their products. [Slate]

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Daily Digest: March 3, 2014

Street Food


Tips for eating like the ultimate local from a Moroccan street-food expert. [Zester


Don't get suckered into buying more than one beer glass—you really just need one. [LAT]


Calling all coffee lovers: consuming caffeine before your next cardio routine may actually improve performance level. [Scientific American


Think you like aged cheese? Archaeologists in China recently uncovered some 3,600-year-old fromage. [Daily Meal]


Surprising things you didn't know about 7-Up... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 11, 2014



American teenagers are increasingly hopped up on caffeine. [NPR]


Chart: people who actually like white chocolate and where they live. [Quartz]


Canadian athletes can swipe their passports to get a free beer a the Olympics. [USA Today]


How to make khinkali and khachapuri, two of Sochi's signature dishes. [Smithsonian]


The latest in freaky Doritos spawn: "Doritos Loaded," inspired by... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 30, 2014



Is sugar the new future in gasoline? [Wired]


Cooking helps the economy: by legalizing the sale of homemade food in California, the state created over a thousand local business. [Forbes


Move over, Cronut: there's a new hybrid in town. Meet the doughscuit. [NPR]


College loans aren't the only worry for students: a new study shows food insecurity is, too. [Time]


The U.N. dispatches food aid to rebel-held refugee camp after 85... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 15, 2014



Budding brewers and winemakers may want to consider a degree in fermentation science, now on offer at Appalachian State University. [Atlantic]


The latest in Instagram memes: farmer selfies, a.k.a. "felfies." [Modern Farmer]


In light of the looming Velveeta shortage, here's a comprehensive history of "Kraft's liquid gold." [Smithsonian]


Europeans are eating more chocolate, adding to global demand that's already outpacing supply. [WSJ]


Bartenders aren't spared from California's new food... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 14, 2014



Sochi organizers are planning to serve more than 70,000 gallons of borscht during the Olympic Winter Games. [NPR]


Japan's Suntory Holdings to purchase Jim Bean. [LAT]


Pizza Hut introduces new pizza-by-the-slice "concept" at test locations in Nebraska and Rhode Island. [LAT


A new study suggests that coffee may actually be hydrating. [NPR]


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