What We're Reading: October 22, 2015


A slice of nostalgia: a new book memorializes 100 of New York City's "last authentic pizzerias.” [FWF


Class up your Halloween with some candy-centric wine pairings. [Food52


Not as fishy as it sounds: try adding tonnato, the Italian tuna sauce, to some of your favorite dishes. [Serious Eats


China is destroying its fish-breeding wetlands to make way for electronics factories. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 14, 2015


Beefy blackout: a study in the UK recently revealed that up to one-third of British vegetarians eat meat while drunk. [FWF


Dive beneath the waves and get to know your sea vegetables. [Food52


Embrace the briny allure of brandade. [Serious Eats


When Big Food buys artisanal producers, can shoppers still trust their favorite brands? [NPR

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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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Kid-Friendly Food Everyone Will Want to Eat


In theory, we're not fans of kids' meals. In theory, we don't believe children should be allowed to fill their plates with only white food, or that one should have to transform broccoli and red pepper strips into artful renderings of scenes from the Lego movie in order to get one's children to eat vegetables. Food is food, right? We need to man up and stop serving our kids chicken nuggets shaped like Disney characters.


But, as anyone who is responsible for the feeding and watering of small humans at least three times a day knows, it can get a little exhausting. No matter how adventurous your kids are, some nights they just don't want to taste the parsley-flecked lamb stew or authentic Andalucian white gazpacho you made for dinner. Some nights they don't even... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 5, 2015


The recipe for these chewy, (coco)nutty, chocolate-y bars is a great excuse to stay in on a brisk February evening. [Food 52


Can farmed fish be considered organic if they consume non-organic feed? [NPR


Farm to cone: Breyers promises to source its dairy from hormone-free cows. [Yahoo Food


Arithmetic-challenged diners, take heart: an increasing number of restaurants across the country are banning tipping. [Thrillist]  


S'mores Oreos will have... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Seafood Stews


Every year on Christmas Eve, Italians around the world gather at the table for an elaborate seafood dinner called the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Though the meal often includes a parade of classic dishes like salt cod (baccalà), seafood salad (insalata di mare), fried smelts, and spaghetti with clam sauce, a simpler menu could feature cold, briny oysters on the half-shell followed by a boldly seasoned seafood stew of any provenance. The beauty of the dish is its versatility: just add green olives and cumin for a Moroccan-style dish, potatoes and chorizo for Portuguese flavors, coconut milk and cilantro for a taste of the Caribbean, or, of course, tomatoes and red wine for a more traditional Italian dish.


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Sustainability Matters: August 29, 2014


Due to the frequency of inaccurate fish labeling, diners could be getting more mercury than they think. [Treehugger]


A handful of farmers across the country are using tanks of bacteria and microbes to turn the methane from cow manure into electricity. [Civil Eats]


Energy exploration in North Dakota has led to a delay in grain shipments, costing millions of dollars in losses. [NY Times]


Legislation to restrict the use of pesticides on GMOs in Hawaii has been overturned by a local judge. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 30, 2014

Scientists suggest that insects could be the key to solving world hunger. [Science Daily]


Can we hack our way to a better food system? [Civil Eats]


The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a new report on the food industry’s sugar-coating of the sweetener’s negative health effects. [UCS]


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What We're Reading: June 18, 2014

The science behind the myriad colors of fish flesh. [NPR


Mark Bittman looks at how we get Big Food to change its strategy. [NYT]


As the economy picks up, fast food chains like McDonalds and Taco Bell fall out of favor with consumers. [NBC]


The Brewers Association has expanded the definition of “craft beer,” leading some big name beers to sport it on their labels. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: June 13, 2014


An exposé by The Guardian reveals human trafficking and slave labor on Thai fishing boats is at work in supplying major supermarket chains (including Walmart and Costco) with cheap shrimp. [The Guardian]


The F.D.A. issued, and then backpedaled from, a ruling banning the use of wood planks in cheese making. [NY Times]


Lower U.S. corn yields are expected in the future as climate change and water shortages affect farmland. [Grist]


What’s in the juice? The POM Wonderful v. Coca-Cola Co. Supreme Court ruling could leave the door open for further litigation against deceptive marketing... Read more >

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