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Spicy Popcorn

If you enjoy your popcorn with a kick, here are a few ways to do it: Use some hot chili oil as part of the oil for popping your popcorn, or mix Creole seasoning into the oil. ... READ MORE

Fondue

Who doesn’t have an old fondue set tucked away in the back of a cupboard? With winter approaching, it’s time to haul that sucker out and have a fondue party. ... READ MORE

Tomatoes of a Different Color

There’s a new hybrid tomato waiting in the wings; it’s an eggplant color, sort of purple. It’s not yet in the markets, but should be available in the next few years. ... READ MORE

Withstand Bland

Is it wrong to ask your hostess to pass the salt? READ MORE

The Magic Numbers

One man blends his way to the perfect bottle of wine. READ MORE

Get That Paprika Out of My Maki

Japan plans to crack down on restaurants abroad that besmirch the Japanese name by selling “inauthentic” fare. Better get your fill of Philadelphia roll while you can. READ MORE

Does It Matter Which Side of the Foil Goes on the Outside?

Only if you're using nonstick foil. READ MORE

Five Loaves Worth Crossing the Atlantic For

Budget Travel has a story on the best baguettes in Paris. While the idea is slightly goofy (is it possible for an observant person to buy a bad baguette in Paris?), the finalists are intriguing. READ MORE

Star Search

A New England grocery store causes an uproar by creating a star system to help consumers weed out unhealthy choices. READ MORE

Eating Grass

Slate goes in for the kill, taste-testing steaks to see if grass fed really does make for better eating. READ MORE