Of Beer and Bikes

Craft beer and bicycles; they just go together.


Lab-Grown Burger: One Year Away

"Our goal is to build one burger in the coming year. It’s going to cost 250,000 Euros, so it’s a very expensive burger."


Clues to Roman Diet in Ancient Cesspit

Researchers poring over the largest collection of ancient Roman garbage and human waste ever found have discovered seeds, bones, and shell fragments that suggest residents of Herculaneum had a diverse diet, which included chicken, mutton, fish, fig, fennel, olives, sea urchin, and mollusk.


Rock Band Train Launches Wine

If you ever wondered what "Drops of Jupiter" really taste like, now you know: Petite Syrah.


With Bricks and Foil, a DIY Yakitori Grill is Born


Last summer, following the advice of Russ Parsons in an old Los Angeles Times article on yakitori, I took my first attempt at home-cooked yakitori. Before that, I had only experienced the yakitori made by the professional grillers at the now-closed Yakitori Torys. This summer, my education in making yakitori at home is expanding light years with the publication of Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat's The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables.

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Dept. of Culinary Mashups: The Spaghetti Bolognese Sandwich

Spaghetti Bolognese meets sandwich at M. Wells, complete with steak knife.


USDA Launches Food Safety Campaign

Just in time for July 4th cookouts, the USDA has launched a major new food safety ad campaign.


Ancient 'Cue

Archeologists have discovered a prehistoric barbecue pit in Holland with evidence of a meal centered around the flesh of  aurochs, a wild Eurasian ox larger than today's cows.


Boy Meets Chip

Rosecrans Baldwin writes an ode to the humble nacho.