Food

East Tennessee Bacon God Allan Benton Will Not Be Stopped

In the smokehouse for decades, he's still obsessed
Feb 25, 2015 9:00 am

Since 1973, Allan Benton has been creating some of the most delicious cured hams and smoky bacon using the same basic method he learned during his mountain upbringing. Chris Chamberlain sits down with the esteemed yet ever-humble pork purveyor.

Battle For Brooklyn's Best Meatball, Berkeley Gets Halal, Nuts Can Cure Nut Issues

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Feb 24, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

5 New York City Services That Are Changing The Food-Delivery Game

NYC is the food-delivery capital of the USA
Feb 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Want the city’s best fried chicken delivered from Brooklyn straight to your Manhattan doorstep as you lie in bed working off a vicious Saturday morning hangover? There’s an app for that. An increasing number of apps and websites are making it easier than ever to order in from some of the best restaurants in New York City. Many of these services are using the city as a test run of sorts, looking to eventually expand throughout the country and possibly even overseas. Here is a look at five of these existing services, their various features and where they currently operate.

Did This Iowa News Reporter Find The World's Hottest Burger?

Recipe includes five chili peppers, grain alcohol
Feb 24, 2015 12:15 pm

How's this for "stunt food"? A restaurateur in Iowa claims to have created the world's hottest burger and has reportedly petitioned Guinness World Records to create a whole new category to fit this insane inferno of a beef patty. It's called the "Hellfire Burger," and Xtreme Smokehouse and Grill owner Loren Gingrich requires you to sign a waiver before you try it. Here's how it's made.

15 Spicy Recipes To Challenge Your Wussy Palate

Your taste buds are still evolving. Help them out.
Feb 24, 2015 12:00 pm

The facts are in: According to The Atlantic, you can learn to like spicy foods the same way you can learn to like bloomy-rind cheese or pickled shrimp. Give your taste buds a little training session by "forcing" yourself to chow down on these 15 hot-but-not-too-hot recipes. 

Vote In The People's Choice Food Awards, Uber Does Food In Spain, 3-D Food Porn

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Feb 23, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Pizza Hut Releases Nail Polish For Extreme Fans

You too can have Italian-sausage-colored nails
Feb 23, 2015 2:30 pm

Pizza Hut, everyone's favorite empty building, wants in on the nail-art craze. Paint your nails in vibrant shades named for sad excuses for pizza, like "Meat Me After Midnight," "Voracious Veggie" and "Poppin Pepperoni." Or, you know, don't.

Bourbon Godfathers Gather In Kentucky To Discuss Insane Demand, Barrel Shortages

"We don’t have a gallon to give up”
Feb 23, 2015 1:00 pm

All the big-name bourbon makers gathered in Louisville last weekend to discuss the issues impacting their industry most notably the surging demand for barrel-aged booze and shortfalls on the supply side. Chris Chamberlain reports from the Bluegrass State.

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