Russian Winemakers Agree to Stop Using "Soviet Champagne" Name

Members of a Russian association of wine producers have agreed to stop using the "Sovetskoye Shampanskoye" (or, "Soviet Champagne") trademark on their sparkling wines. The name, established under Stalin in the 1920s, is still widely used by Russian wine producers today.


La Mancha, Spain: Saffron Central

The Wall Street Journal explores La Mancha, Spain, where some of the world's best saffron is produced.


Scientists Develop Flesh-Eating Robots

South Korean scientists have developed prototypes of robotic Venus flytraps which could eat live insects and spiders for fuel.


FDA: Black Licorice Could Be Bad for Your Health

BlacklicoriceJust in time for Halloween, there's a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the dangers of black licorice. If you’re 40 or older, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.

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Good Mold, Bad Mold

While some molds on foods are bad, others -- like the powdery white Penicillium camembert on some salumi -- are welcomed.


The Case for Industrial Food

In Time, Josh Ozersky argues against the "reflexive dismissal of industrial food" by critics like Mark Bittman.


How To: Make Chestnut Liqueur

Just add chestnuts, brandy, and sugar.


Is France "Banning" Vegetarianism in School Cafeterias?

Vegetarianism advocates in France are growing concerned that new legal nutrition requirements for French school cafeterias effectively impose meat consumption on France's six million schoolchildren.


Beer Meets Ice Cream

Beer and ice cream: Two great tastes that go great together.


Garject: A Garlic Press With an Ejector Seat

Dreamfarm's design for its Garject garlic press features a "Peel eject" button which shoots out the remaining garlic (and skin) from the gadget once it's been pressed. And, as you go about pressing the garlic, a scraper built into the handle removes the pressed garlic once it has passed through the tiny holes.

Check out the video to see how it works:

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