Mental Floss: Does drinking booze really keep you warm? Hmmm. Ever gotten drunk in Minnesota? Right.
The New York Times Diner's Journal: Slow Food USA gets a new leader.
Michael Ruhlman: A review of Alex Witchel's book All Gone, a memoir with refreshments.
The Smithsonian: Whether or not diet sod ... 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 >>
Los Angeles chefs made a strong showing among the semifinalists for the 2012 James Beard Awards, which were announced today.
Local nominees for the Best Chef, Pacific award include Josef Centeno (Lazy Ox Canteen), Michael Cimarusti (Providence), David Feau (The Royce at the Langham), Matt Molina (M ... More >>
Food Republic: The Scottish Whisky Flavour [sic, and maybe sic again] Map.
Street Gourmet LA: 2011 in Street Food, Friends, Revolutions, Hotels, and Melancholy Sips.
Chicago Sun-Times: After 25 years, Charlie Trotter closes his Chicago restaurant.
France Magazine (via Eric Ripert's Facebook page ... More >>
Photo by Shauna MillerIn Part 1 of our interview with chef Sean Ehland, we learned his thoughts on the ever-present culinary school debate, as well as how he pestered his way into a stage at Noma via the restaurant's reservations email. In Part 2, we learn what working in such a sophisticated ... More >>
SapphireBlue22stack of newspapersWhat's the country reading today food-wise? Here's a roundup of some of the food-related stories from other newspapers, many of which print their food sections mid-week. And remember, even if you don't actually buy papers these days (or not; this paper is free ... More >>
James BeardThis morning the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Judges will vote to determine the final 5 nominees in each category, which will be announced on March 22nd. The winners will be announced at the Foundation's award party, ... More >>