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Pollan Debate Gone Civil

After nearly a year of trading public missives about the state of sustainable food, Michael Pollan and John Mackey met for a live debate this week. The thoughtful discussion wasn’t the smackdown that one blogger had predicted. READ MORE

No Skin Off

CHOW finds the best peelers. READ MORE

Human Misery, Fatty Foods Still Profitable has posted a pretty engaging account of how restaurant owner Jon Basso has catapulted his Heart Attack Grill toward success without spending a dollar on advertising. READ MORE

Pita Party

Hummus is the new salsa. Discuss. READ MORE

Cracking the Twinkie Code

Newsweek is all over author Steve Ettlinger’s new book, Twinkie, Deconstructed. READ MORE

The Enchanted Misty Mountain of Tea and Excrement

After several days spent unbudgingly horizontal, I’ve segued from my slimming diet of Gatorade and Pedialyte to a heartier regimen of BRAT (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast). READ MORE

On the Crab: Deadliest Catch

As insanely addictive as crabmeat soaked in pure drawn butter, Deadliest Catch casts off its newest season in April. READ MORE

Save Those Parmesan Rinds!

Whenever you finish a wedge of Parmesan cheese, throw the rind in a freezer bag and save in your freezer for a day when you’re cooking something where its flavor will be welcome. READ MORE

Food Therapy: Banh Khot, Birria, Chicken Soup, and Pancakes

pane has been on a comfort food crawl lately, sampling some of the best food therapy options available in the area. READ MORE

Donut Madness

P. Punko, inventor of the Pork Snorkel, has a particular fondness for late-night donut action. READ MORE