What We're Reading: July 6, 2015

 

Guac-a-purists beware: these recipes may offend your sensibilities. [Food52

 

Serious Eats’s ice cream expert busts some persistent churning myths. [Serious Eats

 

Drink like an Egyptian this summer by choosing low-alcohol brews. [The Atlantic

 

Julia Child’s Georgetown home is on the market. [Curbed

 

You’ll need gouda credit to qualify: one Italian bank accepts cheese as loan collateral. [FWF] ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: June 30, 2015

 

Steak or skinny? Where do you stand in the great fry debate? [FWF

 

Everything’s better grilled, even crustaceans. [Food52

 

A peek under the lid of le grand cocotte: David Lebovitz tours the Le Creuset factory. [David Lebovitz

 

Would you snort chocolate if you had the chance? [MUNCHIES

 

Can’t get enough of campfire treats? Make s’more with these recipes. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 13, 2015

 

This is not your mama’s empanada: give the old-school Galician model a go. [Serious Eats

 

Rejuvenate your leftover takeout rice with these key tips. [The Kitchn

 

Jeni’s Ice Cream has discovered the source of its listeria outbreak. [Eater

 

Get to know the century egg, a Chinese delicacy that can punch up your stir fries, salads, and more. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: May 8, 2015

 

Given California’s drought, you may want to stock your trail mix with the least water-intensive nuts. [Grist

 

Puerto Rico currently imports 80 percent of its food, but grassroots campaigns for local farming are starting to sprout. [NPR

 

Meet Sage, the future of nutrition labels. [Modern Farmer

 

A Canadian grocery chain is trying to cut down on food waste by offering imperfect produce. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: April 30, 2015

 

Stop throwing your spaghetti at the wall: pasta myths debunked. [The Kitchn

 

Why it’s so hard to find fresh baby corn. [Serious Eats

 

Movie theater chains are testing Cheetos-flavored popcorn as a way to draw more viewers. [FWF

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What We're Reading: April 1, 2015

 

From barbecue stalls to in-store sommeliers, traditional grocery stores are trying anything to win back customers. [NPR

 

Don’t limit yourself to ramen and soba: Food52 suggests some lesser-known types of Asian noodles and how best to use them. [Food52

 

The Academy of Nutrition has backed away from its endorsement of Kraft Singles. [Food Politics

 

Will it fizz? The newest device from Sodastream can supposedly ... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 17, 2015

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An unassuming greenhouse in England specializes in preserving the world’s cocoa supply. [The Salt

 

Q&A: Eric Ripert identifies the next kale and the one food he just won’t eat. [Yahoo

 

At Blue Hill, Dan Barber launches a pop-up focused on food waste, where guest chefs will prepare dishes out of the trimmings that are usually discarded. [Grub Street

 

Dine like the First Lady: a roundup of Michelle Obama’s restaurant favorites. [... Read more >

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America Cooks with Chefs: Episode Six

 

Last month we announced the winners of our America Cooks with Chefs competition, in which six ordinary Americans—with the help of JBF Award–winning chefs—cooked a delicious meal with fewer than 800 calories for the Clinton Health Matters Annual Activation Summit. The conference judges crowned Victoria Phillips and her chef, Tony Mantuano of Chicago's acclaimed Spiaggia, as the winners.

 

Today we're spotlighting the competing dish developed by chef Naomi Pomeroy, who heads up the highly acclaimed Beast in Portland, Oregon. We matched Naomi with Auburn, California native Kathy Partak. A military mom and an enthusiastic home cook, Kathy often struggles with her weight, and has had... Read more >

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America Cooks with Chefs: Episode Five

 

Last month we announced the winners of our America Cooks with Chefs competition, in which six ordinary Americans—with the help of JBF Award–winning chefs—cooked a delicious meal with fewer than 800 calories for the Clinton Health Matters Annual Activation Summit. The conference judges crowned Victoria Phillips and her chef, Tony Mantuano of Chicago's acclaimed Spiaggia, as the winners.

 

Today we're spotlighting the dish developed by fellow contestant Jonathan Saturay and chef Maria Hines of Tilth in Seattle. (You can watch our first four participants and chefs in action here.) Chef Hines is passionate about food that's sourced responsibly and prepared with care, so she matched well... Read more >

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America Cooks with Chefs: The Winning Recipe

 

America Cooks with Chefs

 

Earlier this week, in La Quinta, California, America Cooks with Chefs arrived at its exciting conclusion: six participants, all ordinary Americans, competed in a live competition at the Clinton Health Matters Annual Activation Summit. The challenge? Prepare and serve a delicious meal with fewer than 800 calories. Our lucky contestants had a bit of help: before the competition, each was paired with a JBF Award–winning chef, who welcomed their respective trainees into their restaurant kitchens and taught them their recipes, with some healthy cooking tips on the side. The chefs also flew to California to support the contestants during the event. Former president Bill Clinton summed up the competition nicely on... Read more >

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