Keller Speaks

In a personal essay in the Los Angeles Times, superchef Thomas Keller reflects on what it means to be a chef these days and shares his guiding philosophy of "finesse."

 


The Incredible Shrinking Supermarket

Many of the large supermarket chains are launching smaller, leaner stores designed for a speedier shopping experience.

 


Salt Porn

Saveur magazine presents a photo gallery of 13 types of sea salt, from salmon-colored Alaea Hawaiian to golden Thai Ginger.

 


Eating for Better Breath

Certain foods -- such as green tea, yogurt, and xylitol gum -- can actually improve or prevent bad breath.

 


From Cable to Print

Hearst Magazines and the Food Network have announced they are partnering to create the Food Network Magazine. The first issue will debut on October 14. Maile Carpenter, formerly of Every Day with Rachael Ray and Time Out New York, is the magazine's editor-in-chief.

 


Cooking Show Crisis

Thailand's Prime Minister, Samak Sundaravej, is facing demands for his resignation after appearing on "Tasting and Complaining," a Thai television cooking show.

 


I Was Deflowered at El Bulli

In New York magazine, a "food virgin" gets seduced by his multisensual meal at El Bulli.

 


Gordon Ramsay + Posh Spice

Victoria Beckham is developing a Los Angeles restaurant in collaboration with chef Gordon Ramsay. The menu will be traditional English food, said Ramsay, "like bangers and mash and fish and chips."

 


Super Super Size Me

Confronting Australia's "Quad Four," a behemoth burger comprising four patties and a whopping 1,000 calories and 70 grams of fat.

 


So, What Is a "Foodie" Anyway?

Chowhounders ponder the ultimate question: what is a "foodie"?