What We're Reading: August 11, 2014


New federal rules on school food place limits on your bake sale brownies. [Washington Post


Medieval funnel cake: the unexpected origin stories of our favorite fried foods. [Yahoo! Food


15 unsung heroes of the NY food scene. [Real Cheap Eats


Looking past the ingredient list: reading cookbooks as history. [Alligator... Read more >

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Jody Williams: Post-mortem

Barry Wine stops by to mention that he received the first award from none other then James Beard himself at one of the first Awards ceremony. Editor's Note: James Beard died in 1985. The first Beard Awards was held in 1991. Wine is probably referring to his 1984 induction into the Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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News Feed: Women Once Barred from Mixing Drinks

Hard to believe, but for most of our cocktailing history it was illegal for women to mix drinks. Tell that to the 13 women mixologists shaking and stirring drinks tonight at the 2009 Beard Awards. Read more about the history of the women behind bars in this WSJ piece by Eric Felten.

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JBF Kitchen Cam