Whether you enjoy a rich mole poblano alongside a zesty mezcal cocktail or a fresh shrimp ceviche with a refreshing chavela, there is a broad and vibrant flavor spectrum in Mexican cuisine. This Bay Area Bites guide highlights ten South Bay restaurants worth visiting for their South of the border specialties.
A new book claims the organic label can’t be trusted, especially on food that’s imported. Yet there is a global system for verifying the authenticity of organic food, and it mostly seems to work.
Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they’re not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.
A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.
Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We’ll find out on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.
A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state’s emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.
We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we’re feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.
Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It’s used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it’s been around for ages.
One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
The University of California, Davis is the source of most commercial strawberries. Now, the university’s strawberry breeders are going into business for themselves, and farmers are worried.
Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap “lean, finely textured beef.” But this time, they’re preparing for consumers’ concerns.
Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.
A tiny fraction of America’s 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.