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This Scientist Is Determined to Make Lab-Grown Burgers Affordable

Dutch scientist Mark Post has found a way to cut the cost of an in-vitro burger from $325,000 to $11. But when will we actually see "lab-grown" on a menu?

Watch the Next Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Joke About Taco Truck Culture Clash

The South African comedian is about to take on American politics — and food. Fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show were abuzz this morning when the network announced host Jon Stewart's replacement: Trevor Noah. One of the best things...Show More Summary

Generic Drugs: The Same, But Not

The law requires them to be the same as brand-name drugs in all ways that matter. But what science considers important is a moving target. An Object Lesson.

Matthew McConaughey to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar

Wine will be splashing on the silver screen with Matthew McConaughey in a starring role. Deadline reports that the star of Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective will headline the cinematic adaptation of the Billionaire’s Vinegar. I’m glad the project is moving ahead. Show More Summary

How Scripted Television Is Artfully Focusing Its Lens on Food

Do you like food? Do you like movies? Do you like movies about food? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might enjoy Eater at the Movies, a column by Joshua David Stein which examines eating and drinking on screen. InShow More Summary

This 97-Year-Old Fruitcake Might Outlive Us All

The Australian War Memorial is now the proud owner of a 97-year-old fruitcake that was originally baked in Downton Abbey times.

Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

(This article by Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress, was first posted here on March 23, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) “Is this local?” This question, posed by consumers in restaurants and food markets across the country, has become a ubiquitous catchphrase. It even served as the subject... Continue Reading

Taco Bell and McDonald's Engage in an All-Out Breakfast War

Which will reign supreme: Egg McMuffins or A.M. Crunchwraps? Pillar of fine drive-thru cuisine Taco Bell is taking the notion of breakfast wars quite literally. The Fritos Taco inventor is thumbing its nose at McDonald's breakfast offerings...Show More Summary

Stories from Stranger Things Happen Now on iTunes for Free

I'm not saying the story, Natural Neighborhoods, in my new book, Stranger Things Happen, was inspired by the Natural Neighborhoods aspect of The Atlanta BeltLine. And I'm not saying the mention of a community garden was inspired by the destruction of the Ashview Community Garden. Show More Summary

New Feminist Beer Challenges Raging Sexism in the Beer Industry

Is there anything worse than a beer ad? There are few things that scream "raging sexism" quite like the modern beer ad, but a new ale called Cerveja Feminista is looking to challenge the archetype of what has dominated beer and beerShow More Summary

The Gin and Tonic

The restaurant’s main dining room was, like my lunch partner’s expense account, majestically commodious, and the light softly filling its temperate air seemed as buttery as the kitchen’s Dover sole. Earlier this month in midtown Manhattan,...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket It’s the Vermouth, Stupid (1) vs. Two at the Most (5) In 1944, Bennett Cerf, best known for building Random House and playing What’s My Line?, published Try and Stop Me, a compilation of “jocular...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket By the 1890s recipes for a drink now known as the Martini were appearing. In Modern American Drinks: How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks (1895), George J. Kappeler writes: Martini...Show More Summary

Martini Madness

Slate’s Official Martini Madness Bracket It’s the Vermouth, Stupid (1) vs. The Giraffe’s Neck (16) James Carville’s recipe entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed overall, having received more aggregate “upvotes” than any other recipe presented last week. Show More Summary

A Prole’s Guide to Drinking

On precisely this date in 1844, the authors of The Communist Manifesto went on a bender in France. It was epic, and it was epochal, and it is hard to think of a drinking session more significant to the formation of the modern world. Both Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were in their 20s at the time, and neither was a drinking novice. Show More Summary

How to Make a World-Class Cocktail Out of Berlin’s Convenience Store Booze

In Berlin, we are fortunate enough to have convenience stores called Spätkaufs that cater to drunks and stoners in the darkest hours of the night. I decided to try my hand at making cocktails out of ingredients that you can gather from the Spätkauf at 3 AM.

Potatoes Are Up (Here's How to Plant Them Near You)

My potatoes are finally coming up, here in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7B. If you haven't planted yet where you live elsewhere in the United States (you plant when you see the first dandelion), here are some tips (plus see more information here): How to Plant Potatoes from Pattie Baker on Vimeo. eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

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