What we're reading: March 8

A round-up of food-related articles and recipes we're digging into today.

What We’re Reading:

Skip the Skippy

Unilever United States Inc. has recalled Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy® Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread because of possible Salmonella contamination. Tainted products were removed from the shelves in New York State, but check the UPCs and Best-If-Used-By dates on this recall site before smearing your spread.


Who Will Drink to 40 Years of Starbucks?

(New York Times) Starbucks turns 40 this year, and it’s planning a big bash for you. To celebrate, the company is presenting a limited edition line of Starbucks Tribute blend coffee and Petites, baked goods less than 200 calories. “It’s our anniversary, but you get the presents,” says the company’s anniversary slogan. Running from Thursday through Sunday, customers who order drinks from 2 to 5 p.m. will receive a free treat. And along with the launch of its new logo, look out for Starbucks’ television campaign starting today.


Anthony Bourdain Calls Eric Ripert Out Re: Gordon Ramsay, Bonds With Him Over Stoner Food

(The Feast) The Feast gives a breakdown of the top takeaways from Bourdain’s foodie talk with Ripert in Boston’s Symphony Hall last Friday. The unscripted evening, full of rants and expletives, discussed ridiculous food trends, Food Network flops, and Ripert’s go-to stoner meal.


New Potatoes Developed to Make Better Potato Chips

(Slash/Food) Cornell University’s potato-breeding program has developed two new types of potatoes, Waneta and Lamoka, named after twin Finger Lakes. The potatoes, which have longer storage life and are more resistant to common diseases, will bruise less and soak up less greasy oil. Hitting shelves near you soon.


What We’re Drinking:

(Serious Eats) Happy Mardi Gras! Turn Euclid Ave. into Bourbon Street with these nine classic New Orleans cocktails.

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