Sustainability Matters: June 19, 2015


New research from the University of Iowa suggests that salt consumption can actually mitigate the amount of fat absorbed in digestion. [MUNCHIES


A new video has serviced showing animal cruelty at a California poultry producer which is certified by the American Humane Association. [Mother Jones


Workers for a major Washington berry producer are pushing to unionize and improve labor conditions. [NPR


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Gluten-Free Desserts That Are Actually Delicious


There's no shortage of gluten-free recipes out there, but as anyone who has dabbled in the flourless arts can attest, it can be hard to find a good one. Especially when it comes to desserts. Fortunately, each of the following dishes can stand up to even the most gluten-packed sweet treats. Round out the flour-free finale with port-poached pears, a bowl of berries and cream, or homemade gelato.


Ginger Cookies

Rolling the dough in Demerara or turbinado sugar before baking is what gives these spicy, chewy cookies their crisp edges. To make this dish wheat-free, follow the special instructions provided.


Lemon Rice Chiffon Cake

This recipe comes from Alice Medrich's Flavor Flours, winner of our 2015 Baking and Dessert Book award. It's made with white rice flour or Thai white rice flour, which is used... Read more >

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What We're Reading: Monday, June 1


Don’t limit yourself to just pies and cobblers: sweet and savory recipes for fresh cherries. [Bon Appétit]


Tech-savvy beer geeks have a new app for finding their favorite brews. [FWF


A determined baker in Tripoli is creating gluten-free local fare, despite the battles raging in the streets around her business. [MUNCHIES


Sorry, chocolate can’t actually help you lose weight: a journalist reveals how he pulled the wool over the news media’s eyes in the name of exposing junk... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 1, 2015


Pepsi may be ditching the aspartame in its diet soda, but simply swapping one artificial sweetener for another doesn’t address larger health concerns. [Mother Jones


A Maryland fast casual chain is proving that kids and parents will choose healthy options if they’re easy to order. [NPR


This California chef is dealing with the drought by cleaning his dishes with compressed air. [CBS


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What We're Reading: March 31, 2015


Homemade ramen is achievable, and we’re not talking Cup of Noodles. [FWF


It may look like ginger, but galangal has a personality all of its own. [Food52


Learn about sorghum, the latest gluten-free grain trend. [Food Network


Got an overabundance of oregano? Freeze fresh herbs to store them for future use. [Serious Eats


Don’t rely on the sell-by date: use these tricks to see if your eggs are still fresh. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: January 15, 2015


Pizza Hut guarantees celiac safety with two new gluten-free pies. [NYT


Before you start home-brewing, make sure you have these equipment essentials. [Food52


Need a last-minute dinner party dessert? Serious Eats swoops in with an emergency elegant fruit mousse. [Serious Eats


The truth behind the crab stick inside your California roll. [HuffPo


Top chefs wax rhapsodic on their favorite fast food burgers. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: November 6, 2014


With saffron cream filling and mint chocolate frosting, India has the U.S. beat on exotic doughnut flavors. [HuffPo


What the results of the midterm elections mean for food policy. [Civil Eats


Up your olive oil game with these pro tips. [Food & Wine


The New Yorker digs into the gluten-free trend. [The New Yorker


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What We're Reading: June 17, 2014


World Cup teams take no chances by bringing their own chefs, and their own food, to Brazil. [Fox News]


Meaningless buzzwords like “organic” and “whole-grain” drive sales with empty promises. [Chron]


Protein-infused cake frosting, bee-less honey, and lentil pasta are just some of the predicted healths trends for the upcoming year. [NYDN]


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