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Digest This is a weekly email newsletter featuring the most important food news from farm to fork culled from credible sources by award-winning food journalist Dave Joachim. He reads all the important food newsletters, newspapers, magazines, blogs, social media, and more, so you don’t have to.

We are drowning in a sea of food information. It is difficult to find factual news that matters, such as accurate reporting on changes in farming, our food supply, restaurants, new technologies and regulations, food safety, and game-changing cooking techniques. Digest This sifts through it all to give food manufacturers, chefs, restaurateurs, journalists, and home cooks the news they need to keep up with the changing food landscape.

Digest This news summaries are linked from the email newsletter to the website DigestThis.news and to the original news source if you want a deeper dive. Stories are categorized in chronological and searchable sections: Supply Chain, Chefs and Restaurants, Health and Nutrition, Regulations and Food Safety, Science and Technology, Cooking, and New Books Releases, all in a clean design that facilitates quick reading.

About Dave

Editor Dave Joachim

Dave Joachim has authored, edited or collaborated on more than 50 cookbooks. Dave holds a master’s degree in English language and literature from Binghamton University, where he taught writing classes for three years. He is the author of the IACP Award-winning reference books, The Food Substitutions Bible and The Science of Good Food, which also won a World Gourmand Award for Best Food Literature Book and was a finalist for a James Beard Award. His A Man, A Can, A Plan series of books has sold more than 1 million copies. His latest books are Mastering Bread written with James Beard award-winning chef Marc Vetri and Kripalu Kitchen written with Executive Chef at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Jeremy Rock Smith. Dave has collaborated on and co-authored titles such as Fire in My Belly with Top Chef fan favorite Kevin Gillespie; the New York Times bestseller Mastering the Grill with Andrew Schloss; and Eating Italy with James Beard award-winning chef Jeff Michaud. He has compiled, contributed to, and edited more than 15 cookbooks, including the NYT bestseller Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and GrillingSteven Raichlen’s Healthy Latin Cooking, which won a James Beard Award and was an IACP Award finalist; and The Healthy Cook, which has sold more than 250,000 copies and was an IACP Award finalist.

Dave is the Editorial Director of AmazingRibs.com, the world’s largest barbecue website. He is the former food editor of Vegetarian Gourmet magazine and has been co-writing the Food Science column for Fine Cooking magazine since 2011. His writing and tips have appeared in national publications such as USA Today, Washington Post, AARP, Better Homes & Gardens, Cooking Light, Cook’s IllustratedCooking Pleasures, Men’s HealthWomen’s Health, Popular Mechanics and Bicycling. As an author and spokesperson, Joachim has made numerous national media appearances on television and radio, including “Unique Eats” on The Cooking Channel, “All You Can Eat” on The History Channel, “Emeril Live!” on The Food Network, “The View” on ABC, “FOX and Friends” on FOX, “Cooking with Bob” on QVC, and “Talk of the Nation” and “A Chef’s Table” on National Public Radio, among others.

Dave is a member of the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the Chef’s Collaborative, and the National Writer’s Union. His favorite cooking tool is a leaf blower.

For a full list of books and publications, visit him at davejoachim.com.

Since high school, Dave has also enjoyed a second life as a drummer in various blues and rock bands in the New York City and Philadelphia areas. He has performed in New York City clubs such as The Village Gate, The Bitter End, The China Club, Le Bar Bat, and Mercury Lounge, among others. He has shared the stage with stars such as Warren Zevon, Gloria Gaynor, Stephen King, and Dave Barry. He appeared in three super low budget music videos, one of which happened to get national exposure on MTV’s 120 Minutes. Dave’s drumming can be heard on 18 original albums and compilations. His current band, Tavern Tan, performs in the Philadelphia area and is working on its fifth studio album. To learn more and hear sound clips, visit them at TavernTan.com.

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