What We're Reading: October 21, 2014


Discover the history of the doughnut in honor of National Doughnut Month. [Zester Daily]


A guide to fall's most grill-worthy vegetables. [Serious Eats


You’ll never guess the secret ingredient behind perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookies. [WaPo


The green tomato gets a culinary makeover: new recipes and ideas on how to use this underrated ingredient. [NYT


Skip the candy aisle and make these DIY Halloween treats. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 6, 2014


With freshwater eel populations in decline, a Japanese summer ritual is also endangered. [Smithsonian


But there’s no saltwater in it: how a boardwalk candy classic got its name. [Mental Floss


McDonald’s tests the limits of fast food with a 60-second drive through guarantee. [Time


Thanks to candy chain It’Sugar, you’ll soon be able to purchase SNL’s “Schweddy Balls” and “Colon Blow Granola.”  [Grub Street


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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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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


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Daily Digest: May 19, 2014


chocolate milk


As Connecticut discusses school beverage legislation, chocolate milk is caught in the crossfire. [Fox News]


The Gaza Strip is going organic, but some locals are resisting higher prices. [NPR]


The baumkuchen trail: how the "tree cake" traveled from Germany to Denver and elsewhere. [NPR]


Understanding gluten: a video tries to demystify these confusing proteins. [LAT


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Daily Digest: February 20, 2014

candy bar


Can you guess what Time magazine recently named as the most influential candy bars in the world? The answers might surprise you. [LAT]


Introducing FoodPornIndex.com, which tracks the nutritious value of all those enticing shots in your social feeds. [NYT


How can something as simple as water grow into a $50 million business? Here's how Hint Water made such a huge splash. [WSJ]


The food industry appears convinced that the gluten-free fad... Read more >

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