The Neuroscience of McGriddles:
Evolutionary biology offers hypotheses about why we enjoy eating. "When you eat at McDonald's, a big part of the pleasure comes from the fact that the food is sustenance, fuel, energy. Even mediocre food is a little rewarding."
posted by silby
on Jul 23, 2009 -
Fancy Fast Food.
Fast food reconstructed into (something that looks like) fine cuisine. Recipes included, for those who dare.
posted by Silune
on Jul 14, 2009 -
The New York steak dinner, or beefsteak, is a form of gluttony as stylized and regional as the riverbank fish fry, the hot-rock clambake, or the Texas barbecue. Some old chefs believe it had its origin sixty or seventy years ago, when butchers from the slaughterhouses on the East River would sneak choice loin cuts into the kitchens of nearby saloons, grill them over charcoal, and feast on them during their Saturday-night sprees.
- Joseph Mitchell, 1939. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Jun 14, 2009 -
releases the Beer Sommelier
. Beer is increasingly considered the ideal beverage to accompany food for its palate cleansing carbonation and its diverse range of styles
featuring flavor and aroma characteristics that can enhance any dish. But selecting the right beer style
to complement a specific dish, and tracking down a retailer that carries that style presents inherent challenges. Masterfully select the best beer styles to pair with any dish, see examples of those styles, and track down individual beers in your neighborhood with the Beer Sommelier
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jun 3, 2009 -
"Some American consumers believe sriracha (properly pronounced SIR-rotch-ah) to be a Thai sauce. Others think it is Vietnamese. The truth is that sriracha, as manufactured by Huy Fong Foods, may be best understood as an American sauce, a polyglot purée with roots in different places and peoples.
" A Chili Sauce to Crow About
posted by dersins
on May 20, 2009 -
Cooks around the world deserve a simple place to find any recipe. Enter RecipeBridge
. Have an ingredient you don't know what to do with? Enter it into RecipeBridge for recipe ideas returned from more than 200 cooking sites. C'est magnifique.
posted by netbros
on May 9, 2009 -
Everybody knows that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is unhealthy, unnatural, and unappetizing. Or is it?
posted by Afroblanco
on Apr 29, 2009 -