What We're Reading This Week


Refresh your Thanksgiving dessert spread by catering to cake-lovers. [Saveur]


Your daily dose of agricultural controversy: the FDA approved GMO salmon this week. [NPR]


You’ve spatchcocked and deep-fried, but have you smoked a turkey?  [Serious Eats


A Scandinavian hotel chain calls for more sustainable decisions in the hospitality industry by eliminating breakfast meats from its menus. [Grist... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 27, 2015


Spend an afternoon making caramelized onions and add them to dinner for the rest of the week. [Food52


Thug Kitchen’s creators are out with a new cookbook, and tired of the controversy. [NYT


Beef—it’s what’s for dinner, and lunch, and breakfast: how the meat industry has influenced nutrition guidelines. [The Atlantic


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Sustainability Matters: October 23, 2015


Buying local doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding pesticides. [Grist


Subway is the latest fast food chain to make the switch to antibiotic-free meat. [NPR


Farmers guilds across the country are bringing first-time farmers into the fold by sharing knowledge and advice. [Modern Farmer


Could Yelp be a tool for tracking food poisoning outbreaks? [The Atlantic


Too few cooks in the kitchen: a new report reveals the restaurant industry is struggling with a shortage of skilled hands... Read more >

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Throwback Thursday: Sam Kass and Michael Pollan Spar at the 2014 JBF Food Conference


When it comes to the areas of sustainability, nutrition, and food policy, it’s hard to find bigger names than Sam Kass and Michael Pollan. Kass will be honored at our upcoming 2015 JBF Leadership Awards for his work with the White House and Let’s Move, so for this TBT we’re looking back at a special meeting of the minds that took place during our Food Conference last year. In a discussion over the best means and methods for changing the American diet, Kass and Pollan debated the role of industry, government, and the individual in affecting change. Their back and forth emphasized the importance of constructive dialogue as we struggle to shift the priorities in our food system, and the rare opportunities to do so at events like our Food Conference. 

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Enlightened Eaters: Soda Straight Talk with Marion Nestle


Describing JBF Award winner Marion Nestle as a titan in the field of food advocacy and policy is far from exaggeration. The Paulette Goddard Professor in the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University has brought public awareness to a wide range of issues, from the influence of the food industry on government policy, to food safety, pet food, and beyond. As Mark Bittman writes in the foreword to her latest book, Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), “There is not a better-educated…and more principled person in her field.”


Earlier this week, our Enlightened Eaters program played host to Nestle as she introduced audiences to her new book and took questions. Held at the NYU Fales Library, which holds America’s largest cookbook collection (at 60,000 titles, due in... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 8, 2015


Start hoarding your PSLs: there could be a pumpkin shortage come Thanksgiving. [Yahoo! Food


You no longer have to order in to get your hands on Thai sticky rice. [Food52


The USDA and HHS have announced that sustainability will not be a part of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. [Food Politics


Cold-brew king Stumptown Coffee has been acquired by Peet’s Coffee & Tea. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 18, 2015


Fast food as economic equalizer: a new study shows that wealthier kids eat just as much junk food as their less well-off peers. [MUNCHIES


The Nordic berry market is exploding in Eastern Asia, with complex consequences for the labor harvesting them. [NPR


New research reveals the amount of fish in the ocean has declined by half since 1970, pushing us perilously close to a population collapse. [Reuters


The USDA and EPA have partnered to announce the... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 9, 2015


Bone up on your chicken wing anatomy. [The Kitchn


A new report reveals the scope of food industry-funded scientific research. [NYT


Flout convention with this controversial method of storing greens. [Food52


A glass of warm banana–cocoa chia milk to help you count some sheep. [Food Network


The key to preventing peanut allergies? Give your kids peanuts. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 8, 2015


Combine two of your guilty pleasures with these pickled French fries. [Bon Appétit


There’s a new-old sandwich cookie on the market: Hydrox has made its return. [Grub Street


New reports reveal the American Egg Board has been waging a multi-year campaign to discredit Hampton Creek. [ABC


A growing contingent of farmers are planting wheat and attempting to revive America’s local grain supplies. [Edible Manhattan... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 26, 2015


Dig into a loganberry pie, a spiedie, and more regional American delicacies. [FWF


Want the sweetest, juiciest pineapple? Turn it upside down. [Food52


Coconut milk is for so much more than curries. [Serious Eats


Yes, there really is a wrong way to reheat leftovers. [The Kitchn


More fungus among us: American chefs are embracing... Read more >

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