For many of us whose idea of good food is a bowl of olives, a plate of mezze, a huge dish of paella or Catalan soup or lamb with couscous, Nancy Harmon Jenkins' cookbook The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, or her newer The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, is one of the basic books of the kitchen. First ... More >>
What is the secret to winning a Nobel prize? A genius IQ? Long, lonely hours in the lab or library? An unfaltering commitment to establishing peace in the Middle East (good luck with that)?
Actually, it turns out that Nobel prizes are within reach for all of us, because the secret may be eating a ... More >>
Anyone who habitually reads The New Yorker along with their equally habitual morning cup of joe will remember with great fondness Malcolm Gladwell's 2001 story "Java Man," in which Gladwell considered "how caffeine created the modern world." Now comes yet more evidence that Sweden's King Gustav III ... More >>
Since Monday, after you read our conversation with Andy Bowers, executive producer of Slate's Culture Gabfest podcast, you've probably been wondering, "Who won the Granola Off competition?"
The answer is not Gabfest host Stephen Metcalf.
How do we know this? First of all we listened to the podca ... More >>
By Taylor Freitas
For Southern Californians living near freeways, in what we at LA Weekly call "Black Lung Lofts," breathing in dirty air has been a concern for years, and it's one that's been neglected by Los Angeles and federal officials.
The highly publicized Children's Health Study, released b ... More >>
Creative Nation/FlickrClaus Meyer on the set of "New Scandinavian Cooking"
The author of over a dozen cookbooks, a cooking show host, and a part-time professor at the University of Copenhagen, Noma co-owner Claus Meyer has started a passel of successful food-related businesses over the past 2 ... More >>