Sustainability Matters: November 6, 2015


The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating any Dungeness crab caught along the coast, due to deadly levels of acid in their flesh. [SF Gate


Detroit may soon be home to one of the nation’s largest urban farms. [Modern Farmer


Facing a pork shortage, Chipotle’s strong “no antibiotics” stance is becoming a little more complicated. [NPR


It’s a bad week for burrito chains: a typhoid outbreak in Colorado has been linked to a Qdoba. [FWF

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Cinnamon rolls are already pretty irresistible, but when you add in salted whiskey caramel, there’s no holding back. [Food52


The power of crunch: how what you taste is influenced by what you hear. [The New Yorker


Our national love affair with barbecue chicken pizza traces its roots to one chef at JBF Award winner Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. [Lucky Peach


Meatballs mix-ups: potential pitfalls to avoid when getting saucy. [The Kitchn

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Sustainability Matters: October 23, 2015


Buying local doesn’t necessarily mean avoiding pesticides. [Grist


Subway is the latest fast food chain to make the switch to antibiotic-free meat. [NPR


Farmers guilds across the country are bringing first-time farmers into the fold by sharing knowledge and advice. [Modern Farmer


Could Yelp be a tool for tracking food poisoning outbreaks? [The Atlantic


Too few cooks in the kitchen: a new report reveals the restaurant industry is struggling with a shortage of skilled hands... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 6, 2015


You’re only ten minutes away from amazing strawberry shortcake. [Serious Eats


Students in Winnipeg have revived an ancient squash varietal by using 800-year-old seeds. [Mother Nature Network


Hot dogs with peanut butter, and other “weird but good” food pairings. [Food52


In NYC, health inspection consulting is an industry unto itself. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: October 1, 2015



Impress your friends with these homemade biscuits (just don’t tell them there are only two ingredients). [Serious Eats


A different type of dry-cleaning: the key to crispy mushrooms is avoiding water. [Bon Appétit 


Cooking in a scale-less kitchen? Here are some basic comparisons to help you guesstimate the weights of your ingredients. [Food52


A look at how Indian immigrants reshaped Trinidad’s cuisine. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 25, 2015


Crop diversity in the U.S. is now lower than it was in 1978. [Modern Farmer


The FDA is ramping up their push to include added sugars in the new nutrition label. [WaPo


Nature vs. nurture: a handful of companies in the U.S. are trying to breed a tastier cricket. [The Atlantic


A new study suggests eating more fish could help prevent depression. [TIME


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What We're Reading: May 13, 2015


This is not your mama’s empanada: give the old-school Galician model a go. [Serious Eats


Rejuvenate your leftover takeout rice with these key tips. [The Kitchn


Jeni’s Ice Cream has discovered the source of its listeria outbreak. [Eater


Get to know the century egg, a Chinese delicacy that can punch up your stir fries, salads, and more. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: May 12, 2015


It's not in the boiling: America’s Test Kitchen debunks the myth that New York bagels are superior because of the city’s water. [HuffPo


Don’t be old fashioned about your use of bitters: start cooking with them. [WSJ


Must-have kitchen tools for home cooks around the globe. [Gourmet


Discover the Moscow Mule’s not so-Russian birthplace in this map of cocktail origins. [Vine... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: April 24, 2015


Kraft au natural: the company’s iconic Mac & Cheese will soon be free of artificial dyes and preservatives. [Eater


Vermont’s new GMO labeling rules will go into effect on July 1, but the state is already facing legal challenges from science and food industry lobbies. [Food Politics


New studies published in Nature add fuel to the fire that pesticide use is decimating bee populations. [NPR


Blue Bell Ice Cream has been forced to recall all of its products after Listeria was found in several factories. [... Read more >

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What We're Reading: July 2, 2014


The robot takeover begins with IBM Watson’s barbecue sauce. [NPR]


A different sort of food truck: moving companies partner to crack down on food waste. [Civil Eats]


The top ten new trends from the Fancy Food Show. [Ad Age]


A nonprofit website in Germany acts as a Craiglist for leftovers. [... Read more >

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