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Wimpy Jalapenos

Don’t think that just because you’ve got some jalapenos, that you’re guaranteed some heat. READ MORE

Dry Vermouth: Pantry Staple

Need a splash of white wine for your recipe, but don’t want to crack a whole bottle? READ MORE

Tail-On Shrimp

It’s not unusual, even in a sauteed dish, to see shrimp served with the last bit of shell remaining on the tail segment. READ MORE

Break Out the TV Trays

Super Bowl Sunday has arrived. Crack open a beer and some chips and celebrate. READ MORE

Ethnic Is the New Organic

Farmers stand to gain from the growing demand for multi-culti produce, the AP reports. And, in fact, “ethnic” veggies like bok choy and cilantro could prove even more profitable than organics. READ MORE

Say No to NaCl

It’s Salt Awareness Week; do you know where your shaker is? READ MORE

Time to Cut the Baby?

In the impressive-but-unappetizing category is an award-winning cake from British cake designer Michelle Wibowo. I’m sure it tasted fine, but who wants to eat a cake in the shape of a newborn baby? READ MORE

The Great Atherton Wine Caper

The New York Times has filed a humdinger of a story about the theft of roughly $100,000 worth of wine in California. READ MORE

Magnetic Fields

Induction cooktops cook hot, stay cool. READ MORE

The Spice That Binds

A vanilla primer. READ MORE