JBF on the Air: Myra Goodman

 

On this week's episode of Taste Matters, JBF's Mitchell Davis took a field trip to the TEDx Manhattan conference to speak with Myra Goodman, who was there to present "In Praise of Big Organic." As co-founder of Earthbound Farm, Myra oversees the operations of the largest producer of organic produce in North America and has recently authored the cookbook Straight from the Earth: Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone. Click here to learn more and listen to the full episode. 

 

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Daily Digest: March 7, 2014

Organic eggs are pricier and harder to come by as feed prices soar to new heights. [NPR]

 

Seeking more flavorful and fattier cuts, many French bistros and butchers import beef from around the world. [NYT]

 

Craving the smell of bacon in the morning? A new Oscar Mayer alarm clock app releases the aroma (and sound) of this beloved breakfast staple. [LAT]

 

A new report found that over 500 food products contain a chemical compound that's used to make yoga mats. [... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of March 9

Photo by Kent Miller

 

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

 

Monday, March 10, 7:00 P.M.

Coastal Maine Respite

Bound by a shared reverence for nature, JBF Award winner Ken Oringer and Justin Walker have joined forces at Earth at Hidden Pond to create simple yet innovative farm-to-fork fare. For this Beard House dinner, Walker will present a stunning menu overflowing with produce picked straight from the restaurant’s on-site organic farm.

 

Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 P.M.

Hudson Valley Majesty

Although Glenmere has been called every superlative from most romantic hideaway in the world to America’s hottest—and coolest—hotel, it’s the exquisite dining experiences created by Bouley, Boulud, and Ducasse alum Geoffroy Deconinck and pastry chef Taiesha Martin that have put this r... Read more >

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Daily Digest: March 6, 2014

Instagram

 

Calling all Instagrammers: learn how to step up your food photography skills with tips from leading experts. [Bloomberg]

 

Pringles launches its new sriracha-flavored chips, but there's a catch: you can only find them at one store. [LAT]

 

Emotional eating: scientists explore the relationship between how we feel and what we eat. [Atlantic]

 

Nostalgic for Lunchables? Oscar Mayer debuts a new line of portable protein packs for adults. [LAT]

 

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Daily Digest: March 5, 2014

beer

 

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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Recipe Roundup: Hibernation Food

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel

 

As the Longest Winter That Ever Was continues its icy reign throughout much of the country, we're spending a lot of time indoors. We mean: A LOT. And what better way to while away these seemingly endless dark and dreary days than by cooking up a (proverbial, please) storm? These five hibernation-friendly dishes are giving us the will to hang on until spring:

 

 

Lamb Stew with Parsnips, Bacon, and Fennel [JBF]

Serve this hearty, satisfying stew with spaetzle or egg noodles tossed with butter and parsley.

 

Morning Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel [Smitten Kitchen]

Not only will this cross between French toast casserole and tarte tatin give you a reason to get up in the morning, but it's also super easy to ma... Read more >

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The Bookshelf: Pandora’s Lunchbox

 

From Subway sandwiches that contain more than 100 ingredients to packaged cheese that won’t spoil for eternity, processed food accounts for 70 percent of America’s caloric intake. In Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal, former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner explores the depths of engineered food and its implications for our health and society. We got in touch with the author to learn about her investigation to uncover the truth, her most shocking discovery, and her advice for changing the way America eats.

 

(Join Melanie tomorrow at noon for a special installment of our Enlightened Eaters series at the Beard House.)

 

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JBF: You started out as a business reporter for Forbes and the New York Times. How did you get interested in writing about food?

 

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Daily Digest: March 3, 2014

Street Food

 

Tips for eating like the ultimate local from a Moroccan street-food expert. [Zester

 

Don't get suckered into buying more than one beer glass—you really just need one. [LAT]

 

Calling all coffee lovers: consuming caffeine before your next cardio routine may actually improve performance level. [Scientific American

 

Think you like aged cheese? Archaeologists in China recently uncovered some 3,600-year-old fromage. [Daily Meal]

 

Surprising things you didn't know about 7-Up,... Read more >

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Recipe: Honey–Citrus Tart

Recipe for Honey–Citrus Tart, adapted by the James Beard Foundation

 

Thank God for citrus, especially during this merciless winter. As long as there are a few varieties within our reach, we feel like we can cope with few more weeks of dreariness.

 

This ricotta and honey–based tart from Baltimore-based pastry chef Angie Lee is a lovely way to put whatever citrus you have on hand to use. (Lee favors Cara Cara or blood oranges.) The tart dough is made with all-purpose flour and ground amaranth, one of several "alternative" grains that's really not so alternative these days. It lends a nutty flavor to the baked crust, making this dessert all the more special.

 

Get the recipe here.

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Sustainability Matters: February 28, 2014

 

When slaughterhouses are shuttered due to meat recalls, the impact can be devastating on small ranchers. [Grist]

 

Environmental groups call for restrictions placed on fertilizer use in the Lake Erie area due to an increase in algae blooms, which threaten water safety and wildlife. [NY Times]

 

The Food and Drug Administration proposes a bigger, bolder food label with updated portion sizes. [Food Politics]

 

Chipotle's new web-based series Farmed & Dangerous provides a satirical, accessible way to learn about Big Ag in the American food system. [... Read more >

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