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Coming Soon: Eatymology: The Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy

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),...

Meat Cloud

A pungent, potentially noxious mass of smoke caused by the cooking of meat in a restaurant kitchen.

2012: The Year in Food Words

From wine apartments to sourdough hotels, the top 10 new food words of 2012.

Currently: On Hiatus

No new posting here for the time being while we find refuge in Massachusetts and wait for PSE&G to restore power to our home in the wake of Sandy.

Con Artist Jailed for Wine Fraud

A London con artist has been jailed for three years after conning his wealthy friends into investing in fine wines which never existed.

Better Beer Through the Barley Genome

New, more detailed information on the barley genome could improve yields, disease resistance, and "hold the key to better beer."

Vegetarians May Live Longer Than Meat Eaters

According to new research, following a vegetarian diet could extend life by more than nine years compared to meat-based diets.

Favorite Food Idioms

"Staring at the sloop like a herring" and other food idioms of the world.

Is Pumpkin the New Bacon?

Semiotics, sugar, and spice are at the heart of pumpkin's surge in popularity.

Fire Blamed on Squirrel-Cooking Attempt

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.

Garlic Trick

Pop a garlic clove in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to peel.

Cash-Strapped Farmers Feeding Their Cows Candy

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.

Rome Bans Food Around Ancient Sites

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.

In Florence, Bartering for Dinner

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.

The Science of Wine and Meat Pairings

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.

Man Dies After Roach-Eating Contest

A Florida man died after competing in (and winning) a cockroach-eating contest.

Inject Your Vitamins

intravenous vitamin therapy is the new "It infusion—the latest health obsession for the celebrity elite

In Praise of Barnacles

The Guardian on the pleasures of eating goose barnacles.

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