What We're Reading: June 18, 2014

The science behind the myriad colors of fish flesh. [NPR


Mark Bittman looks at how we get Big Food to change its strategy. [NYT]


As the economy picks up, fast food chains like McDonalds and Taco Bell fall out of favor with consumers. [NBC]


The Brewers Association has expanded the definition of “craft beer,” leading some big name beers to sport it on their labels. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: May 22, 2014




For those with hypertension, oregano might satisfy salt cravings. [Time


Two Oregon counties have voted to ban GMO crops. [NPR]


A struggling town finds hope in its annual ramp festival. [NPR]


We could be on the brink of a whiskey shortage. [BostInno


Simple steps to ensure that your summertime picnic doesn't make you sick. [CNN


Misleading meat labels: what details are... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: Hibernation Food

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel


As the Longest Winter That Ever Was continues its icy reign throughout much of the country, we're spending a lot of time indoors. We mean: A LOT. And what better way to while away these seemingly endless dark and dreary days than by cooking up a (proverbial, please) storm? These five hibernation-friendly dishes are giving us the will to hang on until spring:



Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel [JBF]

Serve this hearty, satisfying stew with spaetzle or egg noodles tossed with butter and parsley.


Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel [Smitten Kitchen]

Not only will this cross between French toast casserole and tarte tatin give you a reason to get up in the morning, but it's also super easy to... Read more >

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