Daily Digest: March 5, 2014

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This beautiful infographic could help you find your new favorite beer. [Deadspin]

 

Remember Watson, the supercomputer that conquered Jeopardy! a couple of years ago? It's back, and it's creating novel recipes for a new food truck. [NPR]

 

Here's a conveyor-belt sushi set for children. [Kotaku]

 

A plea for American cheesemakers to stop imitating Europe and come up with unique names for their products. [Slate]

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Cool Apps: JBF Editors Pick Their Favorite Food Apps and Sites

BF Editors Pick Their Favorite Food Apps and Sites

Yelp Monocle
We might not always count on the reviews, but the ability to hold up your phone to find out what restaurants are in the vicinity lets you weigh the best options based on where you are at that very moment.

 

Gourmet Live
Proving that you don’t need coated paper stock to offer exciting features and mouthwatering photography, Gourmet is getting a new life.

 

Oysterpedia
This app from NYC’s Mermaid Inn restaurant lets you read about all kinds of East and West Coast oysters and store
info about your favorites to reference each time you hit up the raw bar.

 

YouTube
It’s not an app, but if you’re curious about a particular cooking technique, chances are you can find a video of someone demonstrating it. A few months ago we wanted to make handmade cavatelli, and we found a clip of a journalist making them with her Southern Italian grandmother.

 

Instapaper
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Hot Apps

Hot Apps
Ever since cavemen put flame to flesh, technology and food have been intertwined. Check out this piece by JBF editor Alison Tozzi Liu on the hot apps and other technologies that are changing the way we cook and eat.

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Wine Wisdom: The Virtual Oenophile

Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings

One of the most plugged-in wine personalities we know, Natalie MacLean leads the new-media pack. We got in touch with the JBF Award winner to hear what she had to say about her new app, Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings, and the survival of traditional media.


JBF: Tell us about your new app. What are the coolest features?

NM: Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings just launched a few weeks ago. It’s essentially ten apps rolled into one. It’s available for iPhone and BlackBerry, with a mobile site for other smartphone platforms. We're currently testing the Android version.

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Food Matters: Beard Bytes

With hundreds of food-related apps available, the iPhone is one of the hottest gadgets for the professional and home cook. But which ones are worth a download? We asked chefs to tell us which tools they are using right now. Read on for their answers, and make your phone the most valuable multitasker in your kitchen.

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