Politics

Winemakers, Oenophiles Say '.Wine' Websites Threaten Business

Seven U.S. wine regions oppose new domain names
Jul 7, 2014 11:00 am

Critics say the planned roll-out of .wine and .vin sites could create confusion for consumers. The new NapaValley.wine, for instance, could have as much to do with California's famous wine-growing region as the parody site WhiteHouse.net has to do with the actual Oval Office.

That's Good Head! How Modern Chefs Are Pushing Nose-To-Tail Dining With Fish

With fish guts, Americans still need some nudging
Jun 27, 2014 10:00 am

Chefs, food writers and other adventurous eaters — we live for things like fish heads; most Americans not so much. Hastened by the sustainability issue, U.S. restaurants are doing their part to broaden our tastes for seafood beyond the boring fillet. Will you bite? Dive in here.

'Natural' Labeled Food Is A $40 Billion Industry. Here's How It All Works

There's a lot of truth to this advertising spoof
Jun 26, 2014 12:30 pm

More than $40 billion worth of "natural"-labeled food is sold each year — making it the most lucrative buzzword in food marketing outside of mentioning the fat content. Here's a video that puts this "natural" business in perspective.

Hey, PETA, Stick To Comedy! Scary Anti-Milk Ad Makes Us Miss The Vegan Stud Video

Activists' autism claim is flimsy and unfunny
Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am

The always shocking animal-rights group PETA is back in the news again, with another eye-catching campaign. We, the open-minded omnivores at Food Republic, simply wish the organization would go back to its colorful ways of illustrating the pros of a vegan diet, as opposed to hyping unproven evils. See what we mean here.

Never, Ever Wash Raw Chicken. Here's Why.

Britain stops rinsing raw chicken. We should, too.
Jun 17, 2014 9:00 am

In totally logical news: by rinsing raw chicken before cooking it, you are in fact effectively distributing infection around your kitchen in the form of chickeny water droplets. According to UK's Food Standards Agency, those droplets can travel up to three feet before landing on...well, what's within three feet of your kitchen?

The FDA Is Going After Your Beautiful Wood-Aged Cheese

Wooden cheese boards everywhere tremble in fear
Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm

In a move to which we can only respond "nooooo!" the FDA has moved to ban aging cheese on shelves made from wooden boards. As in, a ban on the following: Brie, Camembert, Beaufort, Raclette, Parmaggiano, Comte...uh, cheddar. Apparently, a lot of cheese we like is aged on wood.

The Powdered Alcohol Debate Gets Stirred Up

NY Senator Chuck Schumer calls for a ban
May 5, 2014 10:15 am

New York Sen. Charles Schumer has called on the Food and Drug Administration to ban Palcohol, a brand of powdered alcohol, from coming to market, calling it a potential "Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking," according to an AP report. It's the latest volley in a growing debate.

Infographic: How To Tip A Waiter, Bartender, Barista, Deliveryman And Not Be Mean

Consult this chart; be a good person
Apr 8, 2014 4:00 pm

Wouldn’t it be great if the answers to basic tipping questions were conveniently located on a single sheet of paper? Is there a reason why the hotel bellman is lingering around the room, even though you had no bags with you? And are you cheap if you don’t leave a tip for restaurant takeout? A helpful infographic with all the answers, after the jump.

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