Garlic Trick

Pop a garlic clove in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to peel.
 


Pairings: Wines for Spicy Dishes

Which bottles are best served with spicy foods.
 


Cash-Strapped Farmers Feeding Their Cows Candy

As corn prices rise, some struggling farmers are saving by feeding their cows chocolate bars, ice cream sprinkles, gummy worms, and marshmallows. While corn goes for about $315 a ton, sprinkles can be had for nearly half the price.
 


Rome Bans Food Around Ancient Sites

The mayor of Rome has issued an executive order that makes stopping to eat or drink in the city center to prevent damage to historic landmarks.
 


In Florence, Bartering for Dinner

At a new restaurant in Florence, Italy, called "L'e' Maiala" -- named after a Tuscan saying for "hard times" -- customers may barter for meals in exchange for vegetables and used goods.

 


The Science of Wine and Meat Pairings

According to new research published in Current Biology, scientists say that the "rough" astringent sensations of wine make it easier to eat the "slippery," fatty flavor of meat.
 


Man Dies After Roach-Eating Contest

A Florida man died after competing in (and winning) a cockroach-eating contest.
 


Inject Your Vitamins

intravenous vitamin therapy is the new "It infusion—the latest health obsession for the celebrity elite
 


In Praise of Barnacles

The Guardian on the pleasures of eating goose barnacles.
 


Molecular Wine Pairing

At the Wine & Culinary International Forum in Barcelona, sommeliers learn science of molecular food and wine matching.