What We're Reading: September 4, 2014


Either way you get to lick the bowl: the difference between batter and dough. [CakeSpy


New science suggests that your run pairs well with a nice rosé. [Atlantic


Yes, there really was a Little Debbie: the truth behind your favorite food mascots. [First We Feast


Häagen-Dazs refuses to use lab-grown vanilla flavoring in its products. [Mother Jones


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Sustainability Matters: February 7, 2014


Subway sandwich company will phase out substance found in yoga mats and shoe rubber from its bread dough. [NPR]


Vertical Farming 101: are cities the solution to future food production? [The Guardian]


Maryland lawmakers move to save Chesapeake Bay from poultry farm's toxic by-product. [Grist]


Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack reports that climate change is already hurting farmers due to increasingly severe weather conditions. [HuffPo]

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Recipe Roundup: Pizza


The perfect weeknight dinner? Pizza. And not the kind that comes in a cardboard box. If you make the dough ahead of time, homemade pizza comes together very quickly: just crank up your oven, roll out the dough, throw on some toppings, and you'll be sitting down to a takeout-free meal in 10 to 12 minutes.


Quick Pizza Dough
This easy recipe can be made entirely in an electric mixer and yields enough dough for two 14-inch pizzas or four 10-inch individual pies.


Pizza with Prosciutto and Arugula
Lightly dressed arugula and salty prosciutto top this pie from Wolfgang Puck. The chef puts a teaspoon of honey in his dough, but the dish would work just as well with the dough recipe featured above.


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Recipe: Basic Pie and Tart Pastry Dough

In his James Beard Award–winning cookbook, Baking, James Peterson presents a number of techniques for mixing pâte brisée, a classic French pastry dough that you have likely experienced as pie dough. Today we're featuring the author's food-processor method, which proves that this appliance is the time-strapped foodie's best friend.

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