A Japanese dentist has created a new type of cooking pot that not only stirs itself, but reduces the time it takes a pot of water to boil. The so-called Kuru-Kuru Nabe, or "Pot Round and Round," features sculpted sides that cause water to flow in a circular direction as it is heated.
A new study using DNA profiling techniques shows the environmental benefits of restrictions on overfishing. By devoting less than a third of an area to a marine reserve network, you can double the number of juvenile fish that settle in the rest of the area.
Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarkets. The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 16 months. Shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags.
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers associate the eating of meat with their concept of masculinity. The researchers found that people rated meat as having a more masculine quality than vegetables, and study participants considered male meat eaters to be more masculine than their vegetarian counterparts.
Researchers have developed a super non-stick coating that could make the pouring of slow-moving ketchup a thing of the past.
Country by country, Luxembourg's residents consume the most meat of any nation.
The Guardian reports on the fuss in Naples, Italy, over ultra-pizzas, gourmet pizzas made with nontraditional ingredients like stilton, shrimp, and even licorice. While purists decry the divergence from orthodox pizza, the alternative pizzas have gained a strong following:
Enzo Coccia has an evangelical air as he discusses his spring pizza – piled with asparagus, buffalo mozzarella, sheep's cheese, lard and beans. "They may say I am a heretic, but I just want to experiment," says the controversial exponent of the Italian trend for what are being dubbed gourmet, or "ultra-pizzas".
The fashion for ultra-pizzas has spread throughout Italy. But as Coccia is constantly being reminded, this is Naples, the home of the tomato and mozzarella margherita. Since opening in 2010, Coccia's restaurant, La Notizia, has whipped up an almighty row, provoking an army of growling traditionalists to voice their contempt for Coccia's daring combination of salt cod with mozzarella, his use of figs and pesto and his €25 truffle oil pizza. His innovative – some would say sacrilegious – approach has divided a city.
According to a new study in mice, those who were limited to eating meals only within an 8-hour window were healthier than those that ate freely through the day, even when they consumed more fat.