What We're Reading This Week

 

Twelve of the best bark and brittle recipes for twelve sweet days of Christmas crunch. [Bon Appétit]

 

From Per Se to Sadelle’s, Melissa Weller details her rise to bagel stardom. [Lucky Peach]

 

The latest design craze for millennials? The micro-kitchen. [NYT]

 

A potential holiday nightmare for Canadian chefs has been averted, thanks to a 4,000 ton shipment of emergency butter to ease the shortage. [MUNCHIES

 

A new app is bringing farmers’ stories to life on Nevada grocery store shelves. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 25, 2015

 

Crop diversity in the U.S. is now lower than it was in 1978. [Modern Farmer

 

The FDA is ramping up their push to include added sugars in the new nutrition label. [WaPo

 

Nature vs. nurture: a handful of companies in the U.S. are trying to breed a tastier cricket. [The Atlantic

 

A new study suggests eating more fish could help prevent depression. [TIME

 

Purchasing whole animals for their... 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: April 30, 2015

 

Stop throwing your spaghetti at the wall: pasta myths debunked. [The Kitchn

 

Why it’s so hard to find fresh baby corn. [Serious Eats

 

Movie theater chains are testing Cheetos-flavored popcorn as a way to draw more viewers. [FWF

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Sustainability Matters: April 2, 2015

 

A new law in France bans unlimited soda refills as part of a revamped set of health reforms. [MUNCHIES

 

McDonald’s announced this week that’s raising the wages of some, but not all of its workers. [Food Politics

 

What happens to jobs when Wal-Mart comes to town? [NPR

 

There are many inherent stumbling blocks to making fish farming environmentally sustainable. [... Read more >

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Partner Post: The Meatrix Relaunched

 

Since 2003, the Meatrix has educated over 20 million consumers about the problems caused by factory farms. Many of us have opted out of the industrial meat system, building demand for more sustainable products, but the problems of factory farming have only expanded over the past decade. Watch the new chapter of the Meatrix and find out what you can do.

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What We're Reading: February 25, 2015

 

Could introducing infants to peanut butter actually prevent them from developing allergies? [Atlantic

 

Frozen weather means frozen vegetables: learn how to get the best flavor out of the freezer aisle. [Food52

 

The latest cocktail trend of specialty glassware suggests bars hope their customers will judge a book by its cover. [Punch

 

New research reveals that our oceans are becoming more acidic, endangering shellfish populations worldwide. [NPR

 

Unsure of what to do with all... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 18, 2015

 

Brush up on your dumpling definitions and discover what separates gyoza from potstickers. [The Kitchn]

 

A sharp knife is a chef’s best friend: learn how to hone your blades at home. [Food52]

 

Thanks to NYC company Wandering Bear, you can now start your day with boxed coffee, and end it with boxed wine. [Pure Wow]

 

Carnival Cruises’s newest ship features a fully functional on-board brewery. [FoodBeast]

 

Despite a solely seafood, umami-forward diet, penguins actually can’t taste the savory fish they eat... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 12, 2015

 

Knife, microplane, or press? The best way to mince garlic. [Serious Eats

 

A new federal grant program aims to increase Internet access for American farmers. [Civil Eats

 

A provocative video has sparked a debate over animal rights at certified humane and organic egg suppliers. [NYT

 

JBF Leadership Award winner Deb Eschmeyer has been announced as the new executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy adviser for nutrition policy. [Politico] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 6, 2015

 

A new fuel for Oil Country: Texas breaks into the olive oil business. [Bloomberg

 

As the popularity of dogs as pets rises in Vietnam, cooks are increasingly turning to “imitation dog” dishes. [The Atlantic

 

The Hudson Valley Farm Hub aims to reinvigorate mid-size farming. [Civil Eats

 

What does the man behind the world’s best restaurant do after it closes? A glimpse into Ferran Adria’s future. [NYT] ... Read more >

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