David Chang’s new food magazine, Lucky Peach, looks absolutely amazing.
Spain’s gastro burglars strike again!
Photographs of the last meal ever served at El Bulli. (It reopens in 2014 as a think tank.)
Niger and Somalia: A Tale of Two Famines.
On Beekeeping without Borders in Afghanistan.
Participation in the United States’s food stamp programme is at a record high.
American bread packaging from the 1940s and 1950s.
This is such a brilliant idea: Eat Your Books helps you to find recipes in your cook book collection.
The El Bulli dish name generator.
On the American government’s efforts to regulate the food industry.
This is fascinating: a new study published by the FAO argues that global demand for edible oils and cereals is actually slowing down. This means that high food prices are not the result of increased demand from China and India.
How to make Viking heather beer. (I imagine that one could use fynbos in South Africa?)
This is possibly the best blog ever (other than this one, obviously): a guide to historic bars.
Ella McSweeney reports on proposed legislation in Ireland to ban the sale of raw – or unpasteurised – milk.
Ferran and Albert Adrià have opened tapas and cocktail bars in Barcelona: ‘We’ll do the impossible right away. For the miracles we need a little more time.’
This is a fantastic interview with food historian Steven Kaplan on food history.
Some lovely-looking American pie recipes.
Consider the bagel. Or the beigel.
How long can humans survive without food and water?
The Observer Food Monthly takes a look at a decade of eating in Britain – and at the top ten trends in food.
Madhur Jaffrey talks about her career.
The New York Times unpacks the marketing behind ‘functional foods’.
Wow, Georgia O’Keeffe had a taste for utterly revolting cooking.
Exploding watermelons demonstrate particularly well why it’s a generally a good idea to regulate properly what farmers may and may not use to fertilise their crops.