Generation Yum by Eve Turow - A book review by A Total Booker

Eve Turow is like anyone of us who grew up on Clarissa Explains it all, made our parents stand in absurd lines for Tamagotchis, hid under the blankets during Are You Afraid of the Dark? and binged on Fun Dip, Surge and French Toast Crunch....

The 'Organic' Game Is On | Fox Business

Sales in the United States broke through another record in 2014, totaling $39.1 billion, up 11.3 percent from the previous year.

The Untapped Potential of Wasted Food - The New Yorker

Loco’l plans to repurpose scraps that would ordinarily end up in the trash, and to design their recipes to include common ingredients across dishes. “Waste is the cornerstone of Loco’l,” Choi said. “In a way, it’s the only way we can make this crazy thing happen.”

'VICE' on HBO Takes on GMOs, Pesticides, and Megacompanies Behind Your Food | MUNCHIES

"Along the way, you’ll visit the world’s largest seed repository in Svalbard, Norway, meet struggling GM soy farmers in Paraguay, and even go behind-the-scenes in the belly of the beast: Monsanto HQ in St. Louis."

Read more and watch a few clips! http://munchies.vice.com/articles/vice-takes-on-gmos-pesticides-and-the-megacorporations-behind-your-food

Passover for Foodies: Let My People Eat Matzo S’mores - Bloomberg Business

Passover for Foodies: Let My People Eat Matzo S’mores - Bloomberg Business

Spurred on by cooking shows and blogs, kosher-food sellers are offering a wider range of flavors — as well as the organic and gluten-free options preferred by millennial shoppers. 

Starve a Landfill: Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

Starve a Landfill: Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

San Francisco may have been the first city to make its citizens compost food, but Seattle is the first to punish people with a fine if they don’t. In a country that loses about 31 percent of its food to waste, policies like Seattle’s are driven by environmental, social and economic pressure.

These two teenagers can cook you under the dinner table | Washington Post

One of the D.C. area’s most promising professional bakers can’t even purchase the main ingredient in her Champagne Delight cupcake. Breana Britt, 16, is the lead chef at Bree’s Sweet Treats in Accokeek, Md., just 20 miles south of D.C.

The Shake Shack Economy | The New Yorker

The Shake Shack Economy | The New Yorker

Millennials, for instance, have become devoted fast-casual customers. So McDonald’s is now experimenting with greater customization, and has said that it would like to rely entirely on “sustainable beef.”

Turkey Chili with a Kick via Tastebook | Eve Turow

Turkey Chili with a Kick via Tastebook | Eve Turow

Turkey chili is one of those dishes that brings me back to childhood. In winters past, I would salivate as my mother ladled the thick stew into wide-mouthed bowls, anticipating the heat of spices soon to warm my belly.

How Brands Can Attract Millennials Looking For Meaningful Work | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

How Brands Can Attract Millennials Looking For Meaningful Work | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Over half of millennials are willing to take a 15% pay cut to work at a company that matches their ideals, research shows.