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It's been a very long time since I've updated this site. But, I do have some news to share. After going down the rabbit hole that was Ruth Bourdain and a stint in gastronomic rehab (Todd English was my sponsor),... Continue reading
A pungent, potentially noxious mass of smoke caused by the cooking of meat in a restaurant kitchen. Continue reading
From wine apartments to sourdough hotels, the top 10 new food words of 2012. Continue reading
Building better hash browns. Continue reading
A London con artist has been jailed for three years after conning his wealthy friends into investing in fine wines which never existed. Continue reading
A London con artist has been jailed for three years after conning his wealthy friends into investing in fine wines which never existed. Continue reading
New, more detailed information on the barley genome could improve yields, disease resistance, and "hold the key to better beer." Continue reading
According to new research, following a vegetarian diet could extend life by more than nine years compared to meat-based diets. Continue reading
"Staring at the sloop like a herring" and other food idioms of the world. Continue reading
Semiotics, sugar, and spice are at the heart of pumpkin's surge in popularity. Continue reading
Police are blaming a fire that displaced dozens of people from a southwest Michigan apartment complex on a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch. Continue reading
Pop a garlic clove in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to peel. Continue reading
Which bottles are best served with spicy foods. Continue reading
As corn prices rise, some struggling farmers are saving by feeding their cows chocolate bars, ice cream sprinkles, gummy worms, and marshmallows. While corn goes for about $315 a ton, sprinkles can be had for nearly half the price. Continue reading
The mayor of Rome has issued an executive order that makes stopping to eat or drink in the city center to prevent damage to historic landmarks. Continue reading
At a new restaurant in Florence, Italy, called "L'e' Maiala" -- named after a Tuscan saying for "hard times" -- customers may barter for meals in exchange for vegetables and used goods. Continue reading
According to new research published in Current Biology, scientists say that the "rough" astringent sensations of wine make it easier to eat the "slippery," fatty flavor of meat. Continue reading
A Florida man died after competing in (and winning) a cockroach-eating contest. Continue reading
intravenous vitamin therapy is the new "It infusion—the latest health obsession for the celebrity elite Continue reading
The Guardian on the pleasures of eating goose barnacles. Continue reading
At the Wine & Culinary International Forum in Barcelona, sommeliers learn science of molecular food and wine matching. Continue reading
Three men who allegedly barbecued and curried the remains of a man they killed are being held by Japanese authorities. Continue reading
Romania is the sixth-largest wine grower in the European Union and proponents say its 180,000 hectares of vineyards, unique soil, unusual grapes, and inexpensive costs make it "a producer to watch." Continue reading
Two men were barred from an all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant in the UK because they ate too much food. Continue reading
Actor Daniel Craig is defending the decision to swap out (shaken, not stirred) martinis for product placement Heineken beer in the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall. Continue reading