The Five-Second Rule Is Put To The Test. Here Are The Results.

To pick up or not to pick up? That is the question.
Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Photo: Jess Kapadia

You drop your hot, greasy slice on the floor during lunchtime and have just a few seconds to make a big decision. It’s one of the most debated food practices of our time and is timeless in nature: you’re just as likely to hear an argument regarding its implementation in a grade school classroom as you are in a home or an office. Yes, it’s the infamous five-second rule, and a new study is here to suggest that there may actually be some scientific evidence behind it. Read on.

Two Major Fruit Companies Merge. What Does This Mean For The Future Of The Banana?

Chiquita and Fyffes are joining forces
Mar 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Photo: Steve Hopson

It’s a near certainty that the last banana you ate came from one of the four firms controlling the global market. Well, two of these firms have agreed to merge, creating the world’s largest banana company. More details, after the jump.

Your Favorite Celebrity Might Just Be Turned Into Your Favorite Sausage

Food science, you are the best and worst
Mar 6, 2014 11:00 am

We’ve certainly heard of celebrity-endorsed food products. But, what about the celebrity as food products? This is what a new, shadowy company called BiteLabs has proposed as a weird hypothetical. And it’s made us throw up a little bit in our collective mouths.

The Future Of A 37 Year-Old Restaurant Fish Is Causing Some Drama In Los Angeles

What to do with a legendary restaurant pet?
Feb 20, 2014 12:00 pm

It’s an unlikely story with a whole lot of history. A restaurant closes down after nearly 50 years of existence, leaving a 37 year-old fish without a home. Welcome to the crazy restaurant world of Los Angeles. Read on.

New York’s Blue Point Brewery Acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev

What does this next big brewery sale mean for beer?
Feb 5, 2014 4:30 pm

The beverage world is buzzing today with news that global beer conglomerate Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy Long Island's Blue Point Brewing for an estimated $24 million. This acquisition comes at a time when big brewing companies sales are declining while craft brewing continues to expand nationwide. Read all about it after the jump.

U.S. Senate Just Passed The Farm Bill. What Does It All Mean?

A numerical look at a bill two years in the making
Feb 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Photo: Travis S. on Flickr

The long-stalled Farm Bill passed in the Senate today, less than a week after passing in the House of Representatives. The bill reauthorizes hundreds of programs for agriculture, dairy production, conservation, nutrition and international food aid. So, how does it all break down? We take a peek at some of the numbers.

The New Glove Law Is Really Starting To Piss Off Some California Chefs

The new policy has state's chefs up in arms
Feb 3, 2014 4:00 pm

California’s new law requiring chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking had several purported benefits. Primarily, its implementation over the next few months is supposed to protect all food considered “exposed” or “ready to eat,” and reduce instances of foodbourne illnesses. Now, chefs are throwing around a handful of words to describe the law, and none are particularly flattering. Read on.

Does This New White Castle Menu Item Mean The Death Of The Slider?

Burger chain introduces potato bacon chowder
Jan 8, 2014 9:30 am

It’s a fast food chain famous for their palm-size squares of heaven. Promising to possess “what you crave,” this hamburger joint has been in business for close to a century, their sliders becoming synonymous with American eating (for better or worse). There’s even a movie franchise based on two stoners in endless pursuit of the combo of...


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