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Meet 42 Grams' Jake Bickelhaupt, Chicago's Newest Two-Michelin Starred Chef

From opening to two stars in 10 months flat. Chicago chef Jake Bickelhaupt thought he may have heard something wrong. "Wait a minute, you said two. Two stars, right? One, two," Bickelhaupt laughs, recounting last week's phone call that...Show More Summary

Chick-fil-A Under Attack for Allegedly Using Farms that Abuse Chickens

The chain is denying the allegations. An animal rights group is claiming that fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A buys poultry from a company that abuses chicken. Mercy For Animals released secretly recorded footage (shot between January and April)  of activities at a chicken factory farm in Mississippi and slaughterhouse in Tennessee. Show More Summary

Progress on ending soda industry marketing to kids? Not much.

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has just released its 2014 Sugary Drink FACTS report. Some of the findings: Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and increase since the previous year. Children and teens remain key target audiences for that advertising. Much marketing is done through Facebook, […]

Cleanliness Is Next to—What?

A new study suggests that dirty environments people more likely to lie, cheat, and otherwise behave badly, but past research has found that mess actually makes people more moral.

Slap Happy TGI Fridays Introduces Mistletoe Drones to Encourage Kissing in the UK

Smells like an order of Jack Daniels' glazed ribs with a side of lawsuit. Want a kiss with that skillet of sizzling fajitas? TGI Fridays' UK division today announced plans to release the drones — mistletoe-carrying drones, that is. The...Show More Summary

The Search for Alternatives to Antibiotics

Ask any doctor or veterinarian to rate the important medical discoveries of the past century, and antibiotics would surely be at or near the top of the list. In this century, too, antibiotics are expected to remain an essential tool for treating animal and human diseases. But the “miracle of antibiotics” is being threatened. There... Continue Reading

The Vacation Virus

Chikungunya, a new mosquito-borne virus, is coursing through the Caribbean. I caught it and it's terrible.

Fast Food Goes on a Barbecue Bender

Photo by Calgary Reviews When it came to major fast food chains and barbecue, it used to be pretty simple: The McDonald’s McRib sandwich. That was it. Period. End of sentence. But in the past several months, McDonald’s cult-classic sandwich …..Continue Reading "Fast Food Goes on a Barbecue Bender" originally published on The Menuism Dining Blog.

Listen to 12 Short Stories that Capture the 'Emotional Life of Eating'

Race, diet, sex, and shame are all buried in meals and memories. Francis Lam: Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Sour from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.

For a Lasting Marriage, Marry Someone Your Own Age

Even a five-year age difference makes a couple 18 percent more likely to get divorced, compared to a couple born on or around the same year.

Jay-Z Purchases French Champagne Company Because He Can

Mr. Knowles has purchased Armand de Brignac for an undisclosed sum. Rapper, mogul, and husband-to-Beyonce Jay-Z has purchased the Armand de Brignac Champagne brand for an undisclosed sum: CNN Money reports Armand's owner, the New York-based  Sovereign Brands, confirmed the sale earlier this week. Show More Summary

MasterChef Junior Episode 1: Tears, Torches, and Tiny Cooks

To thoroughly enjoy the wonder that is MasterChef Junior, please welcome Alison Leiby, who will be here every week to take us through the season. I had a lot of trouble watching the premiere of MasterChef Junior. It has all of the hallmarks...Show More Summary

Top 20 Must Taste Foods in Portugal

2 weeks agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

The list of reasons why I love Portugal is long … I could tell you about the goodwill of the people—definitely towards the top of my list. How excited they get when they recognize a genuine interest from a visitor about their country. How they’re always ready to set the […]

All that stuff about beer quality? It starts on the farm

A few years ago, Summit Brewing founder Mark Stutrud made a serious commitment to using locally grown barley (and a specific variety, Moravian 37) in Summit Pilsner. Listen to him talk in the video and you’ll think, yep, this is somebody who understands the importance of local. So it is interesting to see him take […]

Empire Brewing Co. Insists Strikes Bock Beer Is a 'Parody'

The production company behind Star Wars has taken issue with the brewery's Strike Bock beer. The beer wars in a galaxy not so far, far away wage on: Empire Brewing Company has released a video in response to Lucasfilm's objections to the brewery's Strikes Bock beer. Show More Summary

Watch Anthony Bourdain Feast in Iran

Parts Unknown episode six airs next Sunday, November 2. Here's a series of preview clips from this upcoming Sunday's episode of Anthony Bourdain's CNN show Parts Unknown. Bourdain and his crew head to Iran which feels "neither East nor...Show More Summary

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