What We're Reading: October 8, 2014


Put a Canadian spin on your Bloody Mary with Calgary’s “Caesar” cocktail. [MUNCHIES


Meet Vivino, an app for the aspiring oenophile. [The Kitchn


The best part of the Great American Beer Festival might be the crazy names of the entrants. [FWF


Can you make cookies out of cookie dough ice cream? [Thrillist


Eater explores the... 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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What We're Reading: September 16, 2014


A breakdown of a fall favorite: pumpkin pie spice. [CakeSpy


Italian police prevent a massive influx of fake Tuscan wine. [HuffPo


Fees may be going up, but airlines are spending even less per person on food. [The Week


Science crowns the best strategy for pizza consumption. [Wired


José Andrés tastes his way through Japan. [... Read more >

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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: August 27, 2014



Double Up Food Bucks brings fresh produce to food stamp recipients. [NBC


A life-changing program in the Bay Area offers the homeless a fresh start in the food service industry. [Huffington Post


Chinese farmers are growing pears that look like babies. [The Daily Meal


Will food boats become the next food trucks? [NPR


In sweets we trust: a look at each state's iconic dessert.  [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 20, 2014



The new Whole Foods in Evanston wants to let customers "sip and shop." [Evanston Patch


Short Stacks is the new hybrid cookbook-magazine that is all about the recipes. [NYT


The exclusive, highly priced, and thankfully nonfunctioning chocolate bathroom. [ABC


Facts about the dreaded "freshman fifteen," and how to avoid it. [... Read more >

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Wine Wisdom: Five Rosés to Drink Before Summer Ends

Wine Wisdom: Five Rosés to Drink This Summer


Our love for the modern cocktails at the JBF Award–winning Bar at the NoMad is tried and true. But we also think that patrons would be remiss to overlook the restaurant’s globe-spanning wine list, tightly curated by sommelier Tom Pastuszak. Here, he shares some recommendations for what we all want to be drinking this summer: rosé, rosé, and more rosé.



Ravines Pinot Rosé 2013, $15

"This delicate, aromatic, and super-fresh Pinot Noir–based rosé comes from New York’s up-and-coming, cool-climate Finger Lakes region. Beautiful strawberry and cherry aromatics lead to a citrusy-fresh character on the palate."


Chateau Musar Jeune Rosé 2012, $15

"Made from the Cinsault grape, this unique and exotic rosé hails from Lebanon’s high-altitude and... Read more >

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What We're Reading: August 7, 2014


From burritos to live crabs, it seems you can get anything from a vending machine these days. [HuffPo


Some high-end restaurants are tapping the concert ticket model instead of old-school reservations. [NPR


A Cornell professor offers tips for boosting sales of healthy dishes at restaurants. [The Atlantic


The prodigal grandson: the descendant of the inventor of Doritos wants to hack snack foods. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 30, 2014

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A mom is outraged by ice cream sandwiches that don't melt. [Huffington Post


A photographic history of the picnic. [National Geographic


Get the scoop at one of the nation's best ice cream parlors this summer. [NY Daily News


You might know beer and wine, but do you know mead? [Serious Eats


The ancient roots of intoxicating foods. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 29, 2014



In China, the production of dumplings might increase global warming. [NYT


Top chefs weigh in: is culinary school really worth it? [Eater]


One study finds that teaching kids the health benefits of vegetables makes them less appealing. [The Atlantic


What's the deal with raw chocolate? [Food Republic


Downton Abbey bordeaux and Game of Thrones beer are just the beginning of the pop culture... Read more >

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