Tejate, a Oaxacan blend of nixtamal corn, cacao beans, mamey seed, and rosita de cacao, tastes like "a cross between lilac flowers and cocoa, with the texture of a tepid Wendy's Frosty."
Pork giant Smithfield has seen its stock plunge by 12% in the face of the swine flu crisis.
Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl makes for a fairly convincing Amy Winehouse -- not to mention Mickey Rourke and Gene Simmons -- in this amusing video for the magazine's website.
At the [me] & goji website, you can create your own Custom Artisanal Cereal from among more than 50 ingredients, from dried blueberries to cacao nibs.
As you build your cereal, dragging and dropping thumbnail images of flakes, nuts, and dried fruits into a virtual bowl, a calculator computes the nutritional and caloric breakdown of your concoction. The cereal is packed in recyclable 21 ounce "cereal capsules." Prices vary depending upon ingredients.
Food & Wine visits rapper and restaurateur Ludacris at his Atlanta eatery Straits Atlanta, where Singaporean cuisine is on the menu.
Grist.org is reporting -- based on Mexican press reports -- that the outbreak of swine flu may be traced to a Smithfield-owned pig farm in Perote, Mexico.
A study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute (no joke), found that teens who chewed gum while studying math had higher scores on standardized math tests.
The French government is spending $2.1 million to sponsor "French Cocktail Hour" party kits, complete with sparkling wine, Comté, and a Carla Bruni CD (no joke), to boost sluggish exports. Apply for your own here.
A surprisingly high demand for Kirin Free, a new non-alcoholic drink which is being advertised as a soda with a beer-like taste, has led to shortages of the popular beverage.