What We're Reading: December 4, 2014


A cornucopia of Christmas cookies for all your upcoming holiday swaps. [HuffPo


From cigarettes to fresh produce: the nation’s largest food hub is set to open in Kentucky. [Civil Eats


Martin Riese is America’s only water sommelier, and he's created a 44-page water menu in Los Angeles. [Quartz


Relive your childhood and make Dunkaroos at home. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: October 24, 2014

Coconut is the latest food trend with a whole mess of labor rights issues behind it. [Mother Jones


A new poll shows that nine out of ten doctors are worried about the use of antibiotics on livestock. [Civil Eats


Dutch comedians prank food experts by passing off McDonald’s as organic food, raising concerns about the power of labeling. [Food Republic


Fearing a loss of clean water access, craft brewers are joining the fight... Read more >

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What We're Reading: September 30, 2014


Is New York City water really that much better? [Narratively


A Sabbath standard with a scandalous past: the history of Manischewitz. [Modern Farmer


A home front campaign during WWII urged Americans to eat more organ meat. [The Atlantic


A look at what exactly those PLU codes on your fresh produce mean. [Mother... Read more >

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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



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



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

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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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JBF Kitchen Cam