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Huitlacoche is also called corn fungus or Mexican truffles. It sounds and looks disgusting; the kernels turn into bulbous grey lumps in the infected corn. But nevermind the fact that it looks like something went and died on your corn–it’s actually reall READ MORE

Mango Splitter

A mango splitter is a gadget that’s said to make fast work of slicing a mango, easily manuevering around the elongated mango pit, which can be a challenge with a knife. ... READ MORE

Balsamic Begone

Balsamic vinegar: flavor enhancer or pushy plate bully? Bloggers debate the merits of the must-have must. READ MORE

Food, Fat and Fall’s slide show titled “Fall’s Most Fattening Foods” juxtaposes mouth-watering photos of autumn dishes with the consequences of eating them. READ MORE

Cook’s Country Snacks on a Leafy Green Basket of Crow

Cook’s Country magazine, the rustic cousin of Cook’s Illustrated, has done the equivalent of publishing a gushing profile of the amazing new luxury ship Titanic —on April 16, 1912. READ MORE

Obit: R. W. “Johnny” Apple Jr.

A tribute to famed political reporter and food and travel writer R. W. “Johnny” Apple Jr., who has died at the age of 71. READ MORE

Will I Get Trichinosis from Eating Undercooked Pork?

Relax, it's a rare condition. READ MORE

The Lapinators

For those who watch Bambi and think Thumper looks delicious, several area butchers around the East Bay can supply fresh rabbit meat for home cooking adventures. ... READ MORE

Egg Curry and Lemon Pickle at Namaste

Namaste is an Indian place with a buffet, but don’t write it off–it has a following among the chowhound family. It’s family dog’s number one restaurant, period, and Kitchen Imp likes it so much she drives there…from Berkeley. ... READ MORE

Challah Fame

Diamond Bakery makes an excellent loaf of challah, just don’t go when you’re in a rush. Even if you pre-order, it can take well over an hour just to pick up your order during the holidays, says PaulF. ... READ MORE