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Have You Tasted the Gourmet Insects at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo?s Mandarin Bar Yet?

While it’s not every day that you find yourself with the option of sampling of insects with your evening cocktail, it’s certainly possible at the RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Drinkhacker Reads – 10.29.2014 – Fireball Is Not Being Extinguished

With the latest hubbub surrounding Finland’s removal of Fireball whiskey from its shelves, an international frenzy has started to sweep social media under the rumor that the phenomenon is being pulled around the world. Of course this sent many a frathouse … Continue reading ?

Dozens Sickened After Attending Convention Banquet in California

The San Mateo Health System is investigating the source of apparent food poisoning that sickened attendees at a NAACP convention in Redwood City, CA, this past weekend. Health officials said that 12 people were taken to the hospital by ambulance and several more transported themselves to hospitals after a banquet dinner closing the 27th Annual... Continue Reading

Carla Hall's Successful Kickstarter; Restaurant Startup's Season Two Premiere

Plus an international beer festival hits Los Angeles. KICKSTARTIN'— Television personality/The Chew host/occasional Kraft shill Carla Hall has hit her $250,000 Kickstarter goal for her first New York City restaurant. Hall's campaignShow More Summary

Pastry Wizard Dominique Ansel Announces His Cookbook Tour

You can catch him in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and more. Cronut king/pastry chef Dominique Ansel just dropped his highly anticipated cookbook Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes and is now in the midst of a multi-city book tour. Show More Summary

Eat: In Cooking, Good Ingredients Gone ‘Bad’ Can Still Be Delicious

Mixing old foods with new to make everything from cakes and corn breads to chilaquiles.

Fireball whisky recalled in 3 European countries for antifreeze ingredient

Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, a flavored-liqueur popular with college students, was recalled in Finland, Norway and Sweden because it contains an ingredient found in antifreeze. The liqueur was not recalled in the U.S.

In France, kebabs get wrapped up in identity politics

BLOIS France (Reuters) - In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France's hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural "Islamisation."

Who Knew the Michelin Man Could Bust a Move?

These funky fresh moves get three stars: Who knew the #MichelinMan could break a move like this? A video posted by @michelinguides on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:10pm PDT The whole clip is worth watching, but here's a GIF:

Eat Dinner in a Working Ferris Wheel

Betty Danger's in Minneapolis is taking restaurant dining to new heights. A soon-to-open restaurant in Minneapolis wants to literally sweep customers off of their feet. According to CBS, Betty Danger's Country Club has installed a 60-foot "ferris wheel" out front. Show More Summary

Oyster Gourmet finally opening at Grand Central Market, in a shell of its own

The next time you visit Grand Central Market, do not be surprised by what looks something like a lost set from a 1950s science fiction movie. Or is it a rocket ship/tiki bar? Whatever, Christophe Happillon’s Oyster Gourmet kiosk has finally landed on the upper deck by Hill Street, and...

Salmon in a Sea of Coconut From 'Marcus Off Duty'

Marcus Samuelsson is downright obliged to love salmon, having grown up on the coast of Sweden. And he has a thing for the flavors of Southeast Asia, choosing the foods of that region to be his desert-island pick, so to speak. In this dish from his new cookbook. Marcus Off Duty, he combines both cuisines into one weird and weirdly wonderful bowl.

Neomexicanus hops for sale

Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico will soon offer neomexicanus (almost native American) hops for sale. These will only be available in quantities suitable for brewing at home, as opposed to commercially (except at nano size), and as whole cones rather than pellets. Barring complications, orders may be placed at the Holy […]

Lunch at the Glasshouse, Kew

Back to one of my favourite places yesterday, for a lovely lunch. The Glasshouse, Kew, is worth a detour. The wine list is really creative and diverse, the service is impeccable (and there are always lots of bodies on the floor), and the food is seriously good. The Glasshouse has a Michelin star, but if [...]

Bites from other Blogs

There are lots of scary desserts that you can serve up on Halloween, but none are scarier than the Jello Teeth that The Jello Mold Mistress recently made, since the look exactly like your grandmother’s dentures – only jiggly! The teeth are molded in a silicone ice cube tray that is designed to give you...

New elBulli Exhibit Opens Today in Madrid

Ferran Adrià's newest exhibition in honor of elBulli is called "Ferran Adrià: Auditing the Creative Process." If there's one thing chef Ferran Adrià is known for besides his creations in the kitchen, it's his thoughtful dissection of the culinary arts. Show More Summary

San Francisco Takes Up the War on Soda

Berkeley has joined the battle too. Though ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was unsuccessful in his attempt to limit soda sizes, that's not stopping San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif. from going to war with the soda industry. According...Show More Summary

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