What We're Reading: September 4, 2014


Either way you get to lick the bowl: the difference between batter and dough. [CakeSpy


New science suggests that your run pairs well with a nice rosé. [Atlantic


Yes, there really was a Little Debbie: the truth behind your favorite food mascots. [First We Feast


Häagen-Dazs refuses to use lab-grown vanilla flavoring in its products. [Mother Jones


Dinner Lab brings... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 9, 2014


Crumbs Cupcakes shutters all of its stores as the company teeters on the edge of bankruptcy. [HuffPo]


Could a little-known Moroccan fig liquor be the next Smirnoff? [NPR


New studies call the supposed benefits of fish oil into question. [Live Science


Louisiana spent nearly $1.3 million on food stamps for deceased individuals. [The Times-Picayune] ... Read more >

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Daily Digest: January 15, 2014



Budding brewers and winemakers may want to consider a degree in fermentation science, now on offer at Appalachian State University. [Atlantic]


The latest in Instagram memes: farmer selfies, a.k.a. "felfies." [Modern Farmer]


In light of the looming Velveeta shortage, here's a comprehensive history of "Kraft's liquid gold." [Smithsonian]


Europeans are eating more chocolate, adding to global demand that's already outpacing supply. [WSJ]


Bartenders aren't spared from California's new food... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis


On yesterday’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis welcomed 2013 JBF Leadership Award recipient Marion Nestle on the air to discuss her latest book, Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics. The well-known author is the Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University; a professor of sociology at New York University; and a visiting professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University. In Eat, Drink, Vote, Nestle teams up with The Cartoonist Group syndicate to present more than 250 of her favorite cartoons on issues ranging from dietary advice to genetic engineering to childhood obesity. Using the clever cartoons as commentary, she engages readers in today’s most... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam