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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
These days, French vintners are globally renowned for their fine wines. And now, thanks to some nifty molecular archaeology, we know they picked up those winemaking skills from some helpful ancient Italians as early as 425 B.C.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Today, heading out to a picnic often means a simple blanket and a basket packed with the outing's repast. But back in the day, outdoor feasts were much grander affairs, with crystal, servants, tables and gourmet fare.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Although scientists have known that a funguslike organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
When Angelina Jolie went public about her preventive mastectomy, women who have struggled with the same tough choices spoke out about the dilemmas of medical choice.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Edward Lee's culinary education spans the multi-ethnic immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn where he grew up to his Korean grandmother's kitchen. His cookbook showcases recipes like lamb braised with soy sauce served over grits and Korean fried chicken.
Monday, April 29, 2013
It looks like tea is joining the ranks of fan fiction and fan art as an option for expressing your love for the likes of everything from Downton Abbey and Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. One company is selling crowdsourced fandom blends inspired by customers' favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Once people figured out how to roast the seeds of the Coffea plant in the 1400s, coffee took over the world. In doing so, it fueled creativity, revolutions, new business ventures, literature, music — and slavery.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Alcohol has bolstered many writing sessions throughout history — not just as a drink but as an ink. For most of the last millennia, writers, artists and kings alike relied on an ink that commonly included wine. Now some people are trying to bring this tradition back.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Oh, there's golf at Augusta? We thought it was all about the food. Tea-Time at the Masters is just one example of an enduring form of community-created cookbooks put out by Junior Leagues since the 1920s. These ladies were way ahead of their time.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Some advocates argue that primary care doctors, surgeons and other specialists could add palliative medicine to their usual care. Removing bottlenecks for certification of palliative care specialists could also help.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Lion meat has been gaining traction among adventurous foodies. But some wildlife advocates worry that interest in lion meat in the U.S. could encourage more poaching abroad. So they're pushing legislation to ban lion meat in the state that seems to be at the center of the U.S. trade.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Americans aren't just the world's top wine market. Increasingly, they're also producers. The number of U.S. wineries has climbed from 400 to 7,000 since the 1970s. And some of those local wines are "stunning," says wine expert Jancis Robinson.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Art student Risa Hirai has turned her skills in oil painting to elaborate icing decoration. Her works, on exhibit this week at Gallery Tokyo Humanite, feature traditional Japanese motifs on a very Western canvas: cookies.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Living like a hunter-gatherer won't guarantee you'll be free of heart disease, according to a study of ancient human remains. Scans of mummies from preindustrial Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and Alaska's Aleutian Islands finds evidence of hardened arteries thousands of yeas ago.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan took a bit of a professional risk this week by publicly declaring his vegetarianism. He's not alone: Many Americans say they've cut back on meat in recent years, and like Yonan, they cite health as a primary concern.
Monday, February 25, 2013
If you didn't have time to pack a lunch and you're tired of eating out, why not cook up something in the office? All you need is a microwave, a mug and a few basic ingredients to make scrambled eggs, mac and cheese or a brownie.