The Ethical Easter Basket Tastes Sweeter

This is the year of the ethical Easter basket, but it doesn’t have to make you a killjoy. Food activists of all stripes are bringing their agendas to [...] ...more

I’m Stuffed. What’s for Dessert?

Full or satisfied: How do you know when the meal is over? There are foods that fill you up with their sheer physical bulk and some that satisfy with taste and texture. Then there are the physiological consequences of [...] ...more

We Hear the Crisp and Taste the Crunch

Sometimes we eat with our ears. So say the food scientists. They contend that crispy and crunchy are two different sensations ....more

Requiem for a Foodie

Do you know what that is? It’s the final nail in the foodie coffin. The word has run its course....more

Chefs on Twitter: Why Do You Want to Follow Them?

Really, why would you read the 140 character musings of chefs? It’s not a rhetorical question and I’m not asking it snarkily. Chef twitter streams are as individual as cooking styles, and some chefs are as adept with social [...] ...more

SPAM Defies the Odds to Emerge Triumphant

Is SPAM, dare I say it, trendy? Recent headlines tout the mystery meat as...more

The Food Porn Index Asks: Kale or Cronuts?

Without the internet the cronut would be but a gleam in Dominique Ansel’s eye, bacon would be a lowly breakfast meat, and the ramen burger would have stayed on its own side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Nothing can blow [...] ...more

It’s Better for You When it Tastes Better

Guacamole with salsa, tomatoes with olive oil, tea with lemon: they’re the power couples of food....more

Caffeinated Communal Cat Companionship

There are a lot of obstacles on the path to opening the first U.S. cat cafés. Cat allergy sufferers and animal welfare organizations need to be placated. There are health codes to navigate ....more

What Can You See at 175 Chickens-Per-Minute?

That’s how fast the line of eviscerated chickens will soon be flying by slaughterhouse inspectors. The...more