What We're Reading: August 13, 2015


You’ll be the hero at every birthday party: follow this DIY ice cream cake recipe. [Food & Wine]


Immerse yourself in street art while dining at your favorite restaurants. [BA]


Soy no more: algae could be the champion of alternative proteins. [NPR]


Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream shares their crowd-pleasing secret recipe for vegan chocolate syrup. [Yahoo Food]

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What We're Reading: June 17, 2015


Phish Tofu-ood: Ben & Jerry’s is developing a vegan line of ice creams. [Eater


Columbus, Ohio residents are being warned to avoid their tap water due to excessive nitrate run-off from nearby farms. [Mother Jones


Food companies are slowly moving away from using the dangerous chemical BPA in their canned goods. [NYT


Gelato is gaining ground... Read more >

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JBF Trip Planner: Portland, Maine

The oyster menu at Eventide in Portland, Maine


If you’re anything like us, the first thing you do when planning a trip—perhaps even before booking a plane ticket—is figure out where you’re going to eat while you’re there. Museums, sightseeing, and shopping are all well and good, but food is often the main attraction. To make trip planning a little easier, we’re compiling lists of our can’t-miss pit stops in some of our favorite places. JBF Award winners, hole-in-the-wall favorites, America’s Classics, and one-hit wonders—we’ll give you a quick rundown of our absolute must-eats in each featured location.


Low-key Portland, Maine, has quietly become a culinary powerhouse, with Japanese noodle joints, cheeky oyster bars, and artisanal gelato shops headlining the small city's impressive array of edible... Read more >

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Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Gelato Recipes

Grand Marnier–blueberry ice cream

Keep cool this summer with some of our favorite frozen treats. (But let's be honest, we'd lick up these delectable delights any season of the year.) Lemon Verbena Ice Cream This flavorful recipe from Ben Batterbury combines the bright, aromatic zip of lemon verbena with the lusciously thick texture of frozen custard. Cool and creamy, it strikes a perfect balance between refreshment and indulgence. Champagne Sorbet Celebrate summer with this light and tasty favorite of James Beard. Orange juice and zest give the sorbet a sweet, citrusy punch.

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Recipe: Cornelius Gallagher's Hazelnut–Vanilla Gelato

Recipe for hazelnut–vanilla gelato Laced with toasty vanilla seeds, fragrant hazelnuts, and luscious Nutella, this gelato is the perfect wintertime treat. Get the recipe here.

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Eye Candy: Seasonally Sweet

Philadelphia chef Terence Feury, who has garnered raves at Fork, served this rhubarb tart topped with almond crumble and strawberry swirl gelato at his Beard House dinner last month. See more photos of his menu here.

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