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Vidal Fleury Crozes Hermitage 2012

Regulars here will probably know that the northern Rhône is one of my favourite regions, and that I am crazy about cool-climate Syrah. It would be fair to say that negociant Vidal Fleury is not one of the northern Rhône’s elite producers, but they seem to be getting better, and this is a very smart [...]

Even on a good day

My mother has been in town since early this month. We don’t often get this kind of extended time in the same place, and I’d forgotten what a good cooking collaborator she is. She makes sure our wine glasses are never empty. She cleans up as she goes. Show More Summary

WD-50’s Closing Days

Special menus in the final two weeks will commemorate the greatest hits at Wylie Dufresne’s restaurant.

Family of Toddler Burned by Denny's Coffee Wins $500,000 Settlement

The little girl suffered first- and second-degree burns. The family of a young girl who was burned by coffee at a Denny's in upstate New York has won a $500,000 settlement. According to the Buffalo News, the family had sued the owners...Show More Summary

FBI searches Chinatown restaurants, at least 2 owned by famed chef Tony Hu

FBI agents executed search warrants at several restaurants in the Chinatown neighborhood Friday as part of an ongoing investigation, including at least two owned by prominent chef Tony Hu, officials said.

It's World Tripe Day! Where would Jonathan Gold celebrate?

The first question you may have about World Tripe Day is whether the occasion in fact exists. It has not, as far as I know, been sanctioned by Congress or any other official sanctioning body, and unlike Melon Day in Turkmenistan (Aug. 9), or National Pigs in a Blanket day in the United States...

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

This week, we made loads of Halloween-themed food, gazed jealously at Vicky's travel pics from Rome, and welcomed a new pooch to the office. See it all in the slideshow!

Fogo de Chão Wins Case to Bring Chefs Over From Brazil

Court rules slicing steak is a special skill. Being able to slice steak really well might just get someone a visa to the United States. According to Businessweek, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals found 2-1 that Brazilian...Show More Summary

Why Outbreaks Breed Hysteria

What a 2009 psychology study on the swine flu pandemic can teach us about today's Ebola-induced panic

Win at Halloween With These Vampire Mouth Sandwich Cookies

These fun and easy vampire mouth cookie sandwiches take their inspiration from s'mores, with a chocolate-graham-cracker mouth, red-dyed frosting gums, mini-marshmallow teeth, and almond-sliver fangs.

Fried Chicken Skin With Hot Sauce and Honey From 'Heritage'

Most would agree, the best part of fried chicken is the skin. Evil-genius chef Sean Brock decided to skip the middle man—er, chicken—and go right for the good stuff. He serves these deep-fried strips of chicken skin as a bar snack at Husk, and was benevolent enough to share the recipe for them in his new cookbook, Heritage.

Yelp Acquires German Review Site to Amp Up Presence in Germany

Hamburg-based startup Restaurant-Kritik claims to have "over 330,000 reviews." Controversial review site Yelp is attempting to expand its presence in Europe, starting in Germany. According to Yelp Germany's blog (translated), the company has acquired German restaurant review service Restaurant-Kritik. Show More Summary

Four fall cocktails to consider

Looking for something more refined than a pumpkin ale to sip on this weekend? Give one of these four seasonal cocktails a try.

FSIS: Slightly More Processing Plants Adopt Food Defense Plans

The number of food processing plants in the U.S. with a food defense plan rose from 83 percent to 84 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest Food Defense Plan Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A food defense plan is a system that works... Continue Reading

Friday food links: Peking duck, candy fridge hack

A few dining items before you head out into the world this lovely autumnal weekend:

Weekend reading: Congressman Tim Ryan’s Real Food Revolution

Congressman Tim Ryan.  The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the Family Farm.  Hay House, 2014. Congressman Tim Ryan (Dem-Ohio) describes himself on his Website as a relentless advocate for working families in Ohio’s 13th District. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and was […]

The Best Nurses for Ebola: Robots?

Ebola is a disease that preys on human connection. To fight it, new technologies are attempting to industrialize human distance.

Beer News You Can Use, 10/24/2014

For your consumption, here's a mashup of what I've read, what I've heard, and what I've tasted in the past week. As I mentioned last week as I began to revitalize this feature, the primary focus will...

Restaurant Employees Infuriated by NJ Governor's Anti-Minimum Wage Stance

Chris Christie declared that he was "tired of hearing about the minimum wage." New Jersey governor Chris Christie is the latest politician to appear to have no sympathy for restaurant employees. According to the New York Daily News,Show More Summary

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