Thomas Laisnè
Les Filles à Fromages photography exhibition at French Cheese Board in Manhattan.
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Seen & Read: July 24, 2014

Food Arts Staff - July 24th, 2014

Les Filles à Fromages
Cheeses of France has opened its first international event space—the French Cheese Board—at 26 West 39th Street in Manhattan. The space will hold a series of art installations and events displaying the diversity of French cheeses. Up first—a gallery by Thomas Laisnè of women showing their passion for cheese. The exhibit runs through September 5. —Abbe Lewis, associate editor

As Cereal Slips, a New Battle Over the Breakfast Dollars, Wall Street Journal
Breakfast wars are heating up between cereal companies and fast-food giants like McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell. Americans are spending less time at breakfast—a mere 12 minutes—and are looking for more protein and fewer carbs. —Beverly Stephen, executive editor

Stone Soup, The New Yorker
“There are, of course, lots of ways to resist progress,” writes Elizabeth Kolbert of The New Yorker. After putting her family through the Paleo—or Paleolithic—diet for a week, Kolbert explores the reasoning behind forgoing any food that wouldn’t have been available to our hunter–gatherer ancestors, from promises of zit-reduction to the many uses of coconuts. —Kelsey Holloway Murdoch

The Ultimate Veggie Burger, New York Times
Veggie burgers are all too often tasteless and mushy, which is why I can’t wait to try out this new recipe from the New York Times. —Philippa Riley, advertising & events coordinator

Stressed Are the Cheesemakers, The Economist
Across the United States, family-owned companies and major corporations alike are producing Parmesan, feta, Muenster, and Gorgonzola. But if the European Union has its way, the American products will no longer be known by those appellations. The EU is demanding protection for some 145 names for foods that were invented in Europe, arguing that feta can't really be feta unless it comes from Greece. —K.H.M.