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After hosting 13 middle school girls from a Girls, Inc. summer program, Bon Appétit Pastry Chef Lasheeda Perry created a special Napoleon pastry that brought Girls, Inc. $10,000 at its first annual fundraiser dinner, Taste!

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Brian Trykar, the executive chef at a corporate Bon Appétit café in Rancho Cordova, is a big fan of the actor Bill Murray. So much so that when a Bill Murray-themed art show was announced in San Francisco, he jumped on the opportunity to get involved in the best way he knew how — by cooking.

[Read original post.] Answers Exploding Varmint: Jerked Beef topped with popping candy | Caddyshack Salad of Broken Flowers: Edible Flowers, micro greens, Point Reyes bleu cheese with sweet but sour vinaigrette | Broken Flowers Dynamite Jaguar Shark: Beet- and Citrus-Cured Passmore Ranch Catfish Sashimi, “blown up” with dynamite sauce | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Punxsutawney Phil and Bill: Surf and Turf bacon and ahi tartar | Groundhog Day Baby Ruth and Stay Puft Brûlée: Baby Ruth, fleur de sel and Stay Puft marshmallow brûlée | Caddyshack (Baby Ruth + salt) and Ghostbusters (Stay Puft Marshmallow)

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A group of Hamilton College students in Clinton, NY, noticed that a lot of food was being left on students’ plates at the end of meals. Led by Real Food Hamilton, the school’s Real Food Challenge (RFC) chapter, they set out to raise awareness among their peers about how much they waste and why it matters.

Of the 600,000 food products sold in U.S. supermarkets, 80% have added sugar. By 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes. Those are just a few of the sobering soundbites from Fed Up, a powerful new film that Bon Appétit is proud to support and which promises to change the conversation about diet and exercise in America.

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On Friday, the New York Times devoted front-page space to the amazing progress that our longtime partners the Coalition of Immokalee Workers has made toward fair treatment of farmworkers.