Sustainability Matters: July 18, 2014

 

Detroit’s water crisis is a failure of policy and the side effect of an antiquated water system, an issue many major cities will face in the next decade. [Grist]

 

The expansion of African plantations responsible for palm oil production, which can be found in countless processed foods, is linked to deforestation that threatens great ape species in the region. [NPR]

 

A new study finds that some food packaging contains potentially dangerous chemicals that could contaminate food through migration. [Food Politics]

 

Laboratory-grown meat could help to fight climate change and other environmental issues,... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 8, 2014

Tomatoes

 

Chefs weigh in on the difference between cherry and grape tomatoes. [Food Republic

 

The growing market for raw milk leads producers to seek regulations. [NPR

 

Forget kugels and knishes: Syrian Jewish cooking isn't something you'll find in a New York Deli. [PRI

 

Chaos surrounds India's "water ATMs," as a drought worsens in New Delhi. [CNN

 

Not just the perfect picnic food: watermelon has great health benefits. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: April 28, 2014

Figs

 

Once a seasonal treasure, figs might become a year-round crop. [NPR

 

The lime shortage has L.A. restaurants and chefs in a squeeze. Learn how they're coping with the limited supply. [LAT

 

Dandelion greens: how to use this weed in your next meal. [Smithsonian

 

Would you eat this edible water bottle? [Smithsonian]

 

Here's a new breathalyzer that attaches to a smartphone. [... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 20, 2014

candy bar

 

Can you guess what Time magazine recently named as the most influential candy bars in the world? The answers might surprise you. [LAT]

 

Introducing FoodPornIndex.com, which tracks the nutritious value of all those enticing shots in your social feeds. [NYT

 

How can something as simple as water grow into a $50 million business? Here's how Hint Water made such a huge splash. [WSJ]

 

The food industry appears convinced that the gluten-free fad... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of February 16

Photo taken by Philip Gross

 

Here's what's on the Beard House calendar next week: 

 

Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 P.M. 

Winter Park, FL 

For this special Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner, all of Orlando’s talented past JBF Award nominees are joining forces to create one spectacular meal in conjunction with the 2014 JBF Award semifinalist announcement.​ Click here for reservations.​

 

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 P.M. 

Nouvelle Louisiane 

At Latil's Landing Restaurant, named one of the 20 best restaurants in America by Esquire, chef Jeremy Langlois creates dishes in his signature nouvelle Louisiane style, which brings together the Bayou State's local... Read more >

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