Food Jobs: Cheese Sculptor

Cheese sculpting has become a full-time job for artist Sarah Kaufmann.

 


Study: Cooked Food May Provide More Energy Than Raw

According to a new study, cooked food may deliver more energy than raw food.

 


Criminals Fall for UK Beer Sting

Nineteen suspected criminals were arrested in the UK after police lured them with a hoax offer of free beer.

 


Recipe: Rozanne Gold's "Almost Confit" Chicken With Garlic

Copious amounts of crushed and whole garlic cloves melt together as chicken thighs roast.

 


The World in a Bowl

BBC News picks the top 10 soups to savor around the globe.

 


Honolulu Couple Arrested for Eating Sandwich in Supermarket

A pregnant Honolulu mother was arrested last week with her husband after she ate a sandwich in a Safeway store and forgetting (but intending) to pay at checkout. The incident has sparked a debate over whether it's okay to dig into food in stores before it's been paid for.

 


French Aim to Reclaim "Claret" Name

Though it fell out of fashion in France, French winemakers plan to bring back the "claret" name for Bordeaux wines that are "light and fruity, easy to drink, in the same style as the original claret when it was prized by the English in former centuries."

 


Sweden, Crime, and Drinking Habits

According to a new report, violent crime has dropped in Sweden as Swedes have adopted more "continental" drinking habits, swapping a "spirit culture" for a "beer-and-wine cuture."

 


Maya Angelou on Cooking

Maya Angelou on her new cookbook, Great Food, All Day Long: "Writing and cookery are just two different means of communication."

 


"Magnetic Tongue" Has a Taste for Canned Tomatoes

CannedtomatoesResearchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a "magnetic tongue" that can replicate human flavor detection with an artificial sensor.

The sensor could be used by food manufacturers to adjust their production methods to maximize flavor.

According to New Scientist, the researchers used the artificial tongue to analyze the chemical composition of 18 different types of canned tomatoes by examining hydrogen atoms with nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy:

Statistical analysis correlated collections of these compounds with flavours like saltiness, sweetness, and bitterness, as ranked by trained tasters. The "magnetic tongue" tastes tomato liquid practically straight from the can. Manufacturers could sample tomatoes during production with this sensor and quickly adjust their methods to create better tasting products.