Spilled Mayonnaise Causes Pile-Up in Japan

Mayonnaise bottles falling off the back of a truck in Japan caused an eight-vehicle pile-up, leaving three people injured. Said police: "it is more slick and dangerous than snow."


Economic Indicators: Wealthy Eating More Fast Food

According to a new study by American Express, "ultra-affluent" consumers increased their fast-food spending by 24% in the second quarter, while fast-food spending among the rest of U.S. consumers rose 8%.


A New Angle on Juicing

Juicer This tilted Citrus Juicer has an ergonomic design that is supposed to be more comfortable and allow for easier and faster fruit rotation. It comes with a small reamer for lemons, limes, and small oranges, along with a larger reamer for large oranges and grapefruits. The juicer’s cup features measurement notations and is angled for pouring, and the strainer can be rotated to control the amount of pulp in the juice.

Dishwasher-safe. Made of plastic. $18 at MoMA.


Things You Can do With a Parmesan Rind

Save your parmesan rinds! Toss them in a bubbling broth or just grate them and eat them, though you may need a power tool to complete the job.


Hot Dogs With a Side of Hate

Inside Chicago's Wiener's Circle ("the most depressing hot dog stand in America"), a den of hatred, racism, mysogyny, and frankfurters.


DIY Ricotta

How to make your own ricotta at home (and why you should) according to Russ Parsons: "[T]he results are so much better than almost any commercial ricotta you can buy that you won't believe it's the same stuff. This is ricotta you can--and maybe should--eat by itself."


Edible Stories

Ediblestories Author Mark Kurlansky's lastest book, Edible Stories, a "novel in sexteen parts," brings together stories of relationships and food, from Tofurkey to tripe, not to mention Belons and boudin.

According to the promotional copy for the book:

In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together, tear them apart, or make them become vegan: food. Through muffins or hot dogs, an indigenous Alaskan fish soup, a bean curd Thanksgiving turkey or potentially toxic crème brulee, a rotating cast of characters learns how to honor the past, how to realize you're not in love with someone any more, and how to forgive. These women and men meet and eat and love, leave and drink and in the end, come together in Seattle as they are as inextricably linked with each other as they are with the food they eat and the wine they drink.

This is the third work of fiction from Kurlansky, who may be better known for his singularly focused non-fiction food books Salt and Cod.

Available for pre-order at amazon.com (due out November 2, 2010) for $10.80.


The Joy of Cooking Traif

With The White Book, Dr. Eli Landau has written Israel's first pork cookbook.


DIY Margarine

How to make your own margarine at home, according to the Washington Post.