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Nowruz: Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Spring Deliciously

Sunday, March 20, 2016

This ancient festival marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature. And naturally, it has a lot to do with fresh, green foods just beginning to poke out of the ground.


On His 80th Birthday, Shake It Like Elvis With A Milkshake

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.


Shucking Oysters By The Thousands, With A Steady Smile

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

When it needs to serve 75,000 raw oysters to 3,000 people in one weekend, Washington D.C.'s landmark Old Ebbitt Grill calls in reinforcements. It hires expert oyster shuckers to help out with its Oyster Riot event each year. And for most of the last 20 years, those experts have included ...


A Bumpy Ride: Airplane Food Through The Decades

Thursday, September 25, 2014

People who fly coach on domestic carriers these days don't expect much from the in-flight service beyond watery soda and maybe a salty snack. Or if they're in the air for a few hours, they might get the option to buy a "meal" that looks like a cross between hospital ...


Unlocking France's Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In the English-speaking world, our approach to making cheese for most of the last 60 years has been like a Texas gunslinger's: kill bacteria, ask questions later. If it's not pasteurized, it's dangerous, the thinking goes.

But in France, raw milk cheese is a very big deal, long considered safe ...


Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Small fatty fish like mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are high in omega-3s, vitamin D and low on the food chain.

Those shining attributes have earned them plenty of nods from doctors and environmentalists alike, as we've reported. They're not among the most popular seafoods in ...


Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We love cooking on our grills, especially in the summertime. Keeping the house cool and avoiding the dish pile up are two major draws – not to mention the flavor of food cooked over fire.

When we saw a glass-topped grill, shining like Cinderella's slipper in a YouTube video ...


3 Kickstarter Food Projects That Leave Potato Salad In The Dirt

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Within days of asking for a total of $10 to crowdsource his first potato salad, Ohioan Zack Danger Brown raised tens of thousands of dollars. He promised people he would read their names aloud as he made this salad, which was apparently an irresistible draw.

Being the geeks we ...


No Ants Were Harmed At These Picnics Of The Past

Thursday, July 03, 2014

When summertime rolls around, we're all for eating outdoors, but the American heyday of the picnic may very well have been the 1950s.

Convenience food was newly popular; many mothers stayed home and had time to pack everything just right. Tupperware was taking off, picnic tables popped up on roadsides, ...


Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Friday, June 27, 2014

Chemistry teachers don't need to go the way of Breaking Bad's Walter White and make methamphetamine if they're looking for a compelling side gig.

Andy Brunning, a high school chemistry teacher in the U.K., makes beautiful infographics on everyday chemistry on his blog, Compound Interest. Thanks in part to ...


Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

We eat first with our eyes. When strawberries are perfectly red, they seem to taste sweeter. When chicken is painted blue, it's disturbing. The ancient Romans understood that, and certainly today's top chefs exploit it when they plate their food.

Some plating practices are ethnic, others trendy. ...


In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The little white crystals are on every table at every meal, from fine dining restaurants to roadside diners to the family dinner table, ready to bring even the most hum-drum foods to life.

But you may never look at them the same way again after watching My Name ...


Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration official who recently suggested that the wooden boards used to age cheese for centuries may be unsafe probably did not expect to start a cheese storm. But she did.

In a letter to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, FDA dairy safety ...


The Salad Frontier: Why Astronauts Need To Grow Lettuce In Space

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Have you ever craved a salad, I mean really craved a salad because you've been eating a lot of freeze-dried meat and beans?

Astronauts who spend months on end in space sure do miss their greens. That's why NASA is embarking on a program to get astronauts growing their own ...


You Can Thank 150 Different Compounds For The Sweet Smell Of Bacon

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There's nothing on Earth like the smell of bacon cooking, especially when it's being prepared by someone else and it's the weekend. Put a pan of bacon on, and everyone suddenly gathers in the kitchen. We've even known vegetarians to cave in its presence, and mathematically-speaking, it makes


Paleo For Dogs? Vets Say Trendy Diet Could Make Humans Sick

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yesterday we told you about the people who are skipping the pet food aisle to whip up batches of homemade goodness for Fido in their own kitchens.

There's another group of pet parents out there going one step further, insisting that their pets' meat be raw. Think of it ...


Why Some Pet Owners Ditch Chow To Cook For Fido From Scratch

Monday, May 26, 2014

We're not only obsessed with what we eat. We're now obsessed with what our pets eat. They make us healthier and happier, so who can blame us for wanting the best?

While the pet food industry has started adding salmon, vegetables and other ingredients humans favor to its products, ...


This Hamster Gets To Eat Two Tiny Burritos

Friday, May 02, 2014

It's Friday afternoon, when we finally get a chance to muse on hamster burrito videos and on our evolving notions of what to feed our animals.

Some people whip up feasts of liver and hamburger for Fido. Some throw some celery leaves into Tweety bird's cage or peel a carrot ...


Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border everyday. An untold number buy tostilocos — chips loaded with toppings many might consider loco, as in crazy.

The gastronomic marvel that is tostilocos involves a snack-sized bag of salsa verde-flavored Tostitos piled with hot sauce, pickled pork rinds, chopped cucumbers, jicama, ...


Amazon Book List Reveals What's Hot In American Regional Cuisine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.