Pop Star Makes Music, Mozzarella

In his spare time, pop singer Jesse McCartney makes hand-made mozzarella.


What's on Mario Batali's iPod?

Batali The Wall Street Journal shares Mario Batali's music picks, which range from jazz pianist Dave Brubeck to Cape Verdean vocalist Cesaria Evora and ballads by Tom Waits.

Mario's Infinite Playlist [Wall Street Journal]


Bento Art

Music album covers painstakingly re-envisioned as bento boxes.


Through the Bagel Hole

Singer Neil Diamond as seen through a bagel. 'Nuff said.


Mario Batali, Rock Star

Chef Mario Batali makes his music video debut in this cameo appearance for The Bloodsugars' "Purpose Was Again."


Austrian Cheese Likes Chanting

Erich Kerngast, head of an Austrian school for dairy farmers, claims that an album of chanting recorded by Gregorian monks has aided the production of prized Grottenhaufer Auslese cheese. "Cheese matures with the help of micro-organisms which I am sure also feel vibes. The music is very simple and I think that is what helps," said Kerngast.


The Edible Elvis

A BBC documentary, The Burger and the King (in six parts on YouTube), follows the life and times of Elvis Presley through the lens of his highly caloric diet. Via Grub Street.


Fermented Crunk Juice

Rapper and producer Lil John has launched his own wine label. The Little Jonathan Winery will feature an assortment of selections, including chardonnay, merlot, and dessert wines.


Elvis Costello's Culinary Crush

Did Elvis Costello name his latest album, Momofuku, after David Chang's mini restaurant empire? Via eater.


Mario Batali's Top 40

The celebrity chef's greatest hits, from the Beastie Boys to Youssou N'Dour.