What We're Reading: February 25, 2015


Could introducing infants to peanut butter actually prevent them from developing allergies? [Atlantic


Frozen weather means frozen vegetables: learn how to get the best flavor out of the freezer aisle. [Food52


The latest cocktail trend of specialty glassware suggests bars hope their customers will judge a book by its cover. [Punch


New research reveals that our oceans are becoming more acidic, endangering shellfish populations worldwide. [NPR


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Recipe Roundup: Seafood Stews


Every year on Christmas Eve, Italians around the world gather at the table for an elaborate seafood dinner called the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Though the meal often includes a parade of classic dishes like salt cod (baccalà), seafood salad (insalata di mare), fried smelts, and spaghetti with clam sauce, a simpler menu could feature cold, briny oysters on the half-shell followed by a boldly seasoned seafood stew of any provenance. The beauty of the dish is its versatility: just add green olives and cumin for a Moroccan-style dish, potatoes and chorizo for Portuguese flavors, coconut milk and cilantro for a taste of the Caribbean, or, of course, tomatoes and red wine for a more traditional Italian dish.


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Sustainability Matters: October 3, 2014


Several years after the threat of “colony collapse” to honeybee populations, today’s beekeepers are more concerned about small, persistent hive decimation than mass colony deaths. [NY Times]


Ocean acidification, an effect of climate change, could cause oyster prices to skyrocket as shellfish farms are forced inland. [Grist]


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that almost ninety percent of school-aged children are getting too much salt in their diets. [Huffington Post]


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