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Butter Blues

Why is caramel suddenly on every hot restaurant’s dessert menu, while butterscotch has long been relegated to mass-produced pudding cups? The Washington Post offers some compelling theories. READ MORE

Shabu Shabu

Shabu shabu is an extraordinarily simple dish essentially composed of pieces of raw beef (and vegetables) dipped into a kombu broth just long enough to cook. READ MORE

The Noble Sea Cucumber

Panini Guy likens the sea cucumber to “the world’s largest loogie.” He will not be eating one—at least knowingly—in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Cocoa Nibs

Toasted cocoa nibs can form the basis for an excellent homebrewed Chocolate Imperial Stout. READ MORE

Learning to Love Vegetables, One Post At a Time

Freddie is seven-year-old vegetable hater with a finely honed gag reflex. His mother would like to get him to love his greens, and she has a secret wepon to help in her quest—a blog. READ MORE

Sip, Swirl, Spit

Wine culture comes to L.A.—with a vengeance. READ MORE

What Do “Kosher” and “Halal” Mean?

Mystery deli terms explained. READ MORE

In Cod We Trust

Kentucky Fried Chicken seeks the Pope’s blessing on its fish sandwich. READ MORE

Currying Favor

Kanye West’s quest for Welsh curry puts a whole new spin on “meal ticket.” READ MORE

Tour Buses on the Horizon

Culinary tourism is the new eco-tourism, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette informs us. A new study indicates that the U.S. gastro-travel industry is about to get huge—and that could have bad implications for chowhounds. READ MORE