As animal rights groups celebrate a victory this week with the beginning of California's foie gras ban, a couple of voices are questioning the tactics, arguments and ethical highground of vegetarianism.
In The Wall Street Journal, New York chef Dan Barber presents an ethical argument for meat eatin ... More >>
If you've been attending UCLA's Science & Food lectures, which began in April and continue through next month, you'll know who Professor Amy Rowat is. She's the one who put the series together, whose happy task it was to find sand fleas and an old electric blanket for Rene Redzepi and Lars Williams ... More >>
Flickr/The Delicious LifeCan lab-grown steaks taste just as good as the real thing?It's not quite Star Trek's replicator, but it's getting close: In this week's issue of The New Yorker, writer Michael Specter takes a look at the research and development of "in vitro meat," fake meat cultured ... More >>
Listmania continues (David Letterman's cultural legacy, perhaps, along with Velcro suits) but this time The Daily Meal has come up with something more compelling than a list of Top 10 Cupcakes. Theirs? America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food.
It's a good list, as it would be: The Daily Meal is h ... More >>
analuciababy/FlickrA pink banana pumpkin
Sotheby's usually concerns itself with selling famous paintings, rare books, and plush estates. Later this month, however, the fourth-largest auction house in the world will push the cream of a different crop: the sort farmers actually yank from the g ... More >>
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo grew up in Florida, met in culinary school, then went on to start a successful catering business. They had a cookbook, a Food Network show called 2 Dudes Catering, and even battled Cat Cora on an episode of Iron Chef America. But then they opened Animal Restaurant on Fairf ... More >>
Food & Wine Magazine just came out with their list of the World's Top 10 Life-Changing Restaurants. Proving once again that we all seem to fantasize about the same restaurants, and that all narrative should now just be written in list format. F&W's Top 10? ElBulli, The Fat Duck, Pierre Gagnaire, The ... More >>
Most people know Tony Chen for his restaurant-reviewing, chef and critic-stalking food blog SinoSoul ("Sino" is the Latin prefix for "Chinese"). His most recent project, Eating Valley Boulevard, is suspiciously reminiscent of Jonathan Gold's goal back in the '80s, to eat at every restaurant on Pico ... More >>