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Salmon "Indian candy" on the Seattle-Bremerton ferry; Credit: A. Scattergood

The Supper Bowl: How Does Denver Stack Up Against Seattle?

Sunday's football game is being billed as a classic clash of styles: Denver's high-scoring, multi-faceted offense helmed by Papa John's spokesperson and quarterback Peyton Manning versus Compton-born Richard Sherman and Seattle's ferocious defensive unit. Will Sherman's troops get to Manning, the pride of New Orleans? Will Wilson chuck passes with......

Pok Pok: Andy Ricker's New Cookbook + A Recipe for Grilled Pork Neck

In his preamble to his affogato recipe, one of the last in Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand (Ten Speed Press), restaurateur and chef Andy Ricker writes that he doesn't usually invent recipes. He's better suited to playing the "grateful imitator." This......
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Male Chef Blogger Has Fun With Food Porn

Two mismatched slices of bread sandwiching a scant smear of purple jelly. A pan with a tortilla leaking a sloppy trail of tomato chunks and black beans. A platoon of glazed snack cakes. The year-old Internet child of Brooklynite Chris Maggio, the photo blog Male Chef trafficks in images you......
A pig enjoying a life far away from "high-density livestock production."; Credit: sneakerdog/flickr

Study Finds Livestock Production Breeds Bad Bacterial Infection

Maybe this is case of science reinforcing logic, but researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have made a breakthrough: Living in close proximity to factory farms is bad for your health. Right. You and maybe some other animals. According to the research, published in the Sept......
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Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird: Cookbook Review + Recipe

Cookbooks aren't just vessels of cooking know-how. More and more, they mythologize their authors, or perhaps more accurately consecrate the mythologizing process the Internet has already sent into full swing. Marcella Hazan is a mythological character in Italian cooking because her knowledge is boundless and her tone authoritarian to the......
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Facebook Partners With OpenTable to Make Reservations Easier

These days, looking for a restaurant can take you through a Facebook vortex as well as Yelp or some less democratic review site. Many restaurants use Facebook so diners can "check in," much to the irritation of their friends. And graze on touched-up photos of signature dishes. And read a......
Beignets at Alma; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Los Angeles Tops Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants List

Many of us don't eat at "best new restaurants" too often here in Los Angeles, because normally they're pretty good but also hard to get into and pricey enough to damn us to a subsequent month of beans and rice. Instead, we eat superior beans and rice from our favorite......
a REAL burger from Big Jim Burger at JNJ Burger Shack; Credit: Anne Fishbein

The World's First Lab-Grown Burger: The Future Bites

Today in London, the world's first in-vitro burger patty was cooked and eaten. Financed by Google founder Sergey Brin, the two-year, $325,000 University of Maastricht project involved the culturing of stem cells taken from the shoulder muscle of an organically raised cow. About 20,000 bits of muscle fiber grown in......
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Westchester Bar Report: Melody Bar & Grill

The Place: Melody Bar & Grill, 9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd.; (310) 670-1994. The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. The Digs: As planes in the sky above shoot forward, Melody Bar & Grill saunters back to a casually defined retro past. The bordello-red wallpaper, ski lodge stone......
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