Friday Faves No. 164

our favorite finds from the front lines of food

 image via National Geographic

image via National Geographic

Is Jackfruit (above) the Next Big Meat Substitute? Nutritious, plentiful, and meaty, this Indian staple is poised to catch on with eco-minded consumers hungry for variety. (National Geographic)

Why are so many men are cooking? I guess they want to eat? "What's driving the trends? The higher level of cooking overall among men and women may be driven by an era of stagnant wages that makes cooking at home the more affordable option, as well as the fact that broad Internet access and the popularity of social media make it more fun and easier to do than perhaps ever before. While women are cooking at about the same rates they have been for several decades, it's the surge in men's cooking at home that may be most noticeable. Companies that make money off food are weighing how to take advantage of the trend, deciding whether to treat cooking as a distinctly masculine activity or to show foodie-ism as a gender-neutral hobby." (Washington Post)

Key to ending food waste on a big scale is finding new uses for products that are now treated as trash. How Food Waste From The Coffee Industry Is Making Chocolate More Delicious The fruits of the coffee plant used to be garbage. Now they are being used to create a nutritious, tasty flour that can flavor everything from pasta to candy. (Fast company)

America Wastes $160 Billion in Food Every Year But Is Too Busy to Stop "Almost 80 percent said they feel guilty when throwing food away, but 51 percent said it would be difficult to reduce household food waste. And 42 percent said they don’t have enough time to worry about it." (Bloomberg)

Has Jamie sold out, or upped his food revolution reach? Fresh food champion Jamie Oliver signs frozen meals deal with Brazilian chicken giant (Telegraph)

In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry "The Inuit know how to adapt, but they need to be supported." (NPR/ the Salt)