Famous explosions recreated with cauliflower.
Bertha Haffner-Ginger, godmother of the Mexican food craze.
How climate change is transforming the wine industry in the Old World.
How agriculture and the food industry are responding to Ireland’s high levels of unemployment.
An egg sandwich.
Food posters from the past.
The Key Sandwich Personalities survey.
How to make sushi.
Beer and butchers in the United States.
A short introduction to the bunny chow.
A retrospective of Sainsbury’s own label food packaging. (Ok, so most of it is food packaging.)
What should you do with invasive plants? Eat them.
The toast sandwich. (Thanks, Melissa!)
A brief history of that most bizarre of American culinary traditions, the sweet potato and marshmallow casserole.
Mark Bittman waxes lyrical on brown rice.
Liverpool opens its first dry bar.
More than three quarters of the honey sold in the United States doesn’t contain…honey.
How to make your own bitters.
Shark fin soup may be removed from menues permanently.
Michael Pollan’s Food Rules has been re-issued, now with beautiful illustrations. (Thanks Ester!)
Eating a traditional Mongolian feast.
Are apps making recipe books obsolete? (With thanks to Dan Kemp.)
A Christmas pudding survives the South African War.
Harvesting brown sugar in Mauritius.
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?)