What We're Reading: June 12, 2014

Ice Coffee


Just in time for summer, a round up of the nation's most innovative iced coffees. [NYT


Start-up firm Coffee Blocks suggests swapping egg yolks for milk in your morning brew. [LAT


New FDA research says expecting moms should eat more fish for healthier babies. [NPR


Introducing Space Lettuce: NASA begins vegetable production aboard the International Space Station. [NPR


A Harvard study links breast cancer to... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 9, 2014



Forget kale: camel’s milk might be the next superfood. [Citizen Times


San Francisco's gourmet toast trend is taking the nation by storm. [Market Watch


Which is better for you, honey or sugar? [Huffington Post


Suggesting links to deforestation, a new report reveals the potential dark side of doughnuts. [NPR]  


Farmed fish might be able to feed the world, but will it destroy the environment? [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 4, 2014



A new study indicates the world could run out of fish by 2050. [Washington Post


Inspired by a Michael Jackson classic, the Bottle Boys give empties a second life. [LAT


A look at the long legacy of African Americans in the White House kitchen. [Washington Post


New research shows chocolate might save the world. [NPR


7-Eleven unveils new Lebron James-inspired Slurpee. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: April 3, 2014



Seven simple ways to increase your vegetable intake. [The Guardian


An exploration of the meaning behind the "chef" title. [Esquire]


Dining etiquette to make you a more savvy restaurant-goer. [WP]


Raising the bar: an argument for stool-top dining. [WSJ]


As fish populations decrease, should parts of the ocean be cut... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: March 21, 2014


A new Oceana report lists nine "dirty" U.S. fisheries blamed for hundreds of millions of pounds of bycatch each year. [Food Safety News]


Scientists find that chemicals used in agricultural pesticides and food products could cause in utero neurological damage. [The Atlantic]


Celebrate with cheese: new research reveals that there is no consistent link between saturated fat intake and heart disease. [NPR]


Are floating farms the future of food production? [Modern Farmer]... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 2


Photo by Tiffany Smith 


Here's what's on the Beard House calendar next week:  


Monday, February 3, 7:00 P.M. 

Tavern Comfort 

When he's not tending to his herd of heritage-breed pigs, farmer and chef Dan Fox is generating buzz for Heritage Tavern, one of Madison's most anticipated restaurant openings of the past year. Join Fox and his team as they prepare a feast fit for the well-traveled locavore.


Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 P.M. 

Passion for Flavor 

An exciting homage to sustainable cuisine, this dinner is also a true family affair. Husband-and-wife team Ted and Cindy Walter of the renowned Passionfish restaurant have designed a seafood-focused menu of their exquisite French-inspired cuisine which will be paired with impeccable wines from Ryme Cellars, which is run by... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 23, 2014

Fishing boat


Sport fishermen are now reeling in excess fish to help feed local food pantries in Maine. [NPR]


No scout left behind: as Girl Scout cookie season begins,the organization is releasing a new, gluten-free treat at select test markets today. [LAT]


Monsanto takes a step back from GMO crops and into a new market: organic. [Wired]


Perfectly crafted and mixed before shipping, bottled cocktails trend its way into the U.S. from London. [... Read more >

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