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Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog in NYC.
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Seen & Read: January 9, 2014

Food Arts Staff - January 9th, 2014

30 Under 30, Forbes
We took a look at who Forbes’ celebrated in the 2013 food and beverage world for their third installment, including Luke Lobster proprietor Luke Holdon, The Little Nell hotel’s wine director Carlton McCoy, and bartender extraordinaire Jack McGarry of NYC’s Dead Rabbit. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

The Quest for a Natural Sugar Substitute, New York Times Magazine
How hard is it to make a natural, tasty diet cola? Really, really hard, as this article details the ongoing quest for a zero calorie, natural sugar substitute that still tastes good. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

3-D Food Printers Create Sweets and Chocolates, BBC.com
Ready yourself, techno-chefs. Food-safe printers are making their debut on the market later this year, able to print chocolate and sugar–based confections that silicone molds just can't manage. I'm not sold on the idea of eating ravioli from a printer, yet I can't wait to see what shapes future sugar cubes may take. Watch the video to see some of the designs. —Jacqueline Sainsbury, manager, Food Arts online

Tamales on the Delta, New Yorker
Calvin Trillin visits Greenville, Mississippi, the Hot Tamale Capital of the World for the Delta Hot Tamale Festival and reports with the kind of tongue-in-cheek good humor only he can muster. —B.S.

Say Cheese, New Yorker
Amusing interview with Nathan Myhrvold in the lobby of the Ace Hotel re: the publication of his "The Photography of Modernist Cuisine," as he attempts to photograph a muffin perfectly. —B.S.

Love Blooms on Dating Website for Farmers, San Francisco Chronicle
Single (and a farmer), and ready to mingle? Not to worry, there’s a new dating service tailored for you. —A.L.

Honeybee Shortage Threatens Crop Pollination in Europe, BBC.com
Research has shown that more than half the countries in Europe no longer have enough honeybees to pollinate their crops, needed, among other reasons, to meet the booming demand for biofuels. The United Kingdom, Finland, Moldova, and the Baltic states clock in with less than a quarter of the honeybees required. —J.S.