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The Psychology of a $666 Burger, and Other Haute Cuisine

The Psychology of a $666 Burger, and Other Haute Cuisine | On the Plate | Scoop.it
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The Science of Melting Cheese

The Science of Melting Cheese | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. Luckily, there are ways to know what you're getting into before that happens. Science ways.

 

 
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How combat rations got into your kid's lunchbox

How combat rations got into your kid's lunchbox | On the Plate | Scoop.it
The US military's quest to feed its troops has transformed the foodstuffs on our grocery market shelves.

 

 
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Inside The World's Largest Food Company You've Probably Never Heard Of

Inside The World's Largest Food Company You've Probably Never Heard Of | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Executives at JBS, the world's largest meat producer, know consumers want to know more about how their food is sourced. But the very nature of their business is grisly and sometimes unpalatable.

 

 
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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers | On the Plate | Scoop.it
West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

 

 
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These Are The Giant Corporations That Own Your Favorite Organic, Mom-And-Pop Brands

These Are The Giant Corporations That Own Your Favorite Organic, Mom-And-Pop Brands | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Where's your money going when you buy seemingly independent, value-driven brands, like Green Mountain Coffee, Naked Juice, or Goose Island Beer? The...

 

 
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The West Coast Sardine Fishery is Closed: Not Because You Eat Sardines, But Because You Don’t | Civil Eats

The West Coast Sardine Fishery is Closed: Not Because You Eat Sardines, But Because You Don’t | Civil Eats | On the Plate | Scoop.it
If we eat these fish instead of using them as commercial fishing bait or as food on industrial farms, we can all have healthier diets for less money.
 
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Kosher Salt: Where It Comes From & Why It's Called Kosher

Kosher Salt: Where It Comes From & Why It's Called Kosher | On the Plate | Scoop.it
My pantry always has three kinds of salt: fine table salt, kosher salt, and a super-flaky salt like Maldon. I use all three in different ways, depending on what I'm cooking or how I'm seasoning something. When people see my kosher salt, I usually get asked this question: Just what is kosher salt, and why do I have it if I don't cook kosher?
 
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What Goes Into Wine-Label Design?

What Goes Into Wine-Label Design? | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Does blue on a bottle turn off buyers? Will a fussy label hamper the sale of a cheap wine? Some graphic artists have been designing wine labels for decades, and they know what works. Lettie Teague investigates
 
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Swine, Superbugs, and the Meat We Choose to Eat

Swine, Superbugs, and the Meat We Choose to Eat | On the Plate | Scoop.it
A study published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease found that Iowa pig farm workers were six times more likely than non-pig farmers to carry multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S.
 
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3D printing offers wide range of culinary possibilities | SmartBlogs

3D printing offers wide range of culinary possibilities | SmartBlogs | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Dessert with a 3D printed sugar cloche (Photo: 3D Systems) Chefs and other foodservice professionals are just beginning to scratch the surface of what

 

 
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This Is The Most Honest Food Pyramid You'll Ever See

This Is The Most Honest Food Pyramid You'll Ever See | On the Plate | Scoop.it
SomeECards came up with five hilariously honest food pyramids to take you from age 18 to the grave.

 

 

 
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Wasabi: More Than Just a Hot Sushi Condiment | The Plate

Wasabi: More Than Just a Hot Sushi Condiment | The Plate | On the Plate | Scoop.it
The glob of green might just make a good alarm for the hearing-impaired and a new painkiller.

 

 
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Why Cabernet Franc is Better Than Cabernet Sauvignon

Why Cabernet Franc is Better Than Cabernet Sauvignon | On the Plate | Scoop.it
An ode to Cabernet Franc, the largely produced—yet too often unsung—little gem of a wine.
 
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BEYOND CHEDDAR | On Brillat-Savarin, The Cheese Perfect For Decadent Summer Nights | Scout Magazine

BEYOND CHEDDAR | On Brillat-Savarin, The Cheese Perfect For Decadent Summer Nights | Scout Magazine | On the Plate | Scoop.it
by Ashley Linkletter | Of all cheeses to write about, fresh Brillat-Savarin is perhaps the most befitting a short tome. Named after French epicurean and gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who was especially enamoured with cheese and wrote that “a dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye…” a vivid (if hyperbolic) …
 
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Food "Crimes" -- When to Prosecute and When to Not?

Food "Crimes" -- When to Prosecute and When to Not? | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Is it time for prosecutors to set forth clear guidelines for who is prosecuted and who is not? A few weeks ago I was quoted in an article entitled “Will Blue Bell face criminal charges after ice cream recall?” Bill Marler, a food safety lawyer who has represented victims in many of [...]

 

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Earn More, Produce Less: Austria Wine's Audacious Success

Earn More, Produce Less: Austria Wine's Audacious Success | On the Plate | Scoop.it
A slow wave of persuasion is shifting the tide of opinion about Austrian wine. It’s also pushing up prices – and demand – to unprecedented levels.
 
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SAPVoice: DNA Testing Has Food Fraud Running Scared

SAPVoice: DNA Testing Has Food Fraud Running Scared | On the Plate | Scoop.it
By Sarah McMullin, Director, Emerging Technologies, SAP Are you sure the salmon you are eating and paying a premium for is actually Atlantic salmon versus  Pacific? How certain do you think food retailers are? The U.S. Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) estimates that food fraud costs the global food industry between $10 - [...]
 
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Sustainable fishing could produce more profits and more fish: research

Sustainable fishing could produce more profits and more fish: research | On the Plate | Scoop.it
LISBON (Reuters) - Global sustainable fishery policies could raise profits in the sector by $51 billion a year, boost the numbers of fish in the oceans and provide more food for the world's people, research

 

 
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This Is Where Every Penny Of Every Dollar You Spend On Food Goes

This Is Where Every Penny Of Every Dollar You Spend On Food Goes | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Right down to the fraction of a cent, here’s the breakdown of where the money you spend on food goes.
 
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Sushi prices under pressure from California drought, international demand

Sushi prices under pressure from California drought, international demand | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Vancouverites who are in the habit of picking up a cheap California roll or packet of sushi and nigiri for lunch may have to start digging a little deeper next time they head to the cashier.

 

 
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Our Massive Hunger For Sustainable Seafood Isn't Actually Sustainable

Our Massive Hunger For Sustainable Seafood Isn't Actually Sustainable | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Insatiable customer demand and stalled standards programs at fisheries are creating a no-win seafood situation.
 
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Sipping pretty: Tequila's global ambitions

Sipping pretty: Tequila's global ambitions | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Tequila's popularity in the U.S. has soared as high-end makers emphasize artisanal, pure versions. Now it’s trying to become worldwide.
 
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Realistic Animal Lollipops Created By Amezaiku Artist Shinri Tezuka

Realistic Animal Lollipops Created By Amezaiku Artist Shinri Tezuka | On the Plate | Scoop.it
Amezaiku is the Japanese craft of lollipop-making, which dates back to the 700s when artisans made mouth-watering and artistic lollipops to be presented as gifts. Carrying on the tradition is 26-year old Shinri Tezuka, the owner of a small shop in the Asakusa district of Tokyo called Ameshin. Th
 
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Step Aside Beluga, Canadian Caviar is Here - Modern Farmer

Step Aside Beluga, Canadian Caviar is Here - Modern Farmer | On the Plate | Scoop.it
The Canadian province of Manitoba, studded with lakes since the last ice age, has long had a large inland fishery. Recently, gold has been discovered, or at least, uncovered in the form of an unlikely byproduct: caviar.

 

 
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