Photo by papalars. Found on Flickr The story of how chilies got their heat is pretty straightforward. A recent study suggested that capsaicin is an effective defense against a fungus that attacks chili seeds. In fact, experiments have shown that the same species of wild chili plant produces a lot of capsaicin in an environment [...]
[21 Sep 2010]
Itâ€™s one part obligation to your family. One part obligation to your craft. A dash of showing off, and letâ€™s be honest, one sprinkle of trying to keep your various relatives from fucking up dinner. Richard Blais of Flip Burger Boutique and Top Chef fame in his blog post Knifeâ€™s Edge: Family meal.
[22 Dec 2009]
Puzzles, anchors, stars, and plowhorses; those are a few of the terms consultants now use when assembling a menu (which is as much an advertisement as anything else). “A star is a popular, high-profit item — in other words, an item for which customers are willing to pay a good deal more than it costs [...]
[7 Dec 2009]
Two kinds of eggplant, neither genetically modified. Photo by istorija In India, where food production depends on the vagaries of the weather, GM foods are a hot button for not just debate over bio-safety but also the power of multinationals to influence food choices. The GM eggplant strain has been developed by American agrichemical giant [...]
[30 Nov 2009]