One hundred years ago, subterranean St. Louis was a fascinating place. There was, of course, the web of caves that stretched from Benton Park north to downtown and east to the Mississippi River with detours into neighborhood basements. Before the Civil War, the cave network may have been one of the ... More >>
Eating's a sensual experience, and scientists are discovering the role an unexpected sense plays in it. Scientific American cites a report from the journal Food Quality and Preference showing evidence that sound affects taste and texture perception. Eating in a loud environment can render flavors bl ... More >>
Massive food distribution begins in Haiti. (CNN) Salami recall expands to include Boar's Head products. Starbucks recalls reusable glass water bottles (Baltimore Sun)The eternal restaurant debate: What's more important? Price, ambiance, service or food? (USDA, New York Times)Even when ... More >>
Teabaggers to converge on Town and Country Whole Foods Tuesday night for "buycott" in support of CEO John Mackey's stance on health care reform. Plan accordingly. (St. Louis Business Journal)Some nasty candy's causing an uproar in the U.K. (The Daily Mail)Unilever experiments with freezer- ... More >>
China's melamine scandal strikes an unlikely industry: edible sex toys. (New York Times) A new study might -- emphasis on might -- exonerate acrylamide, which forms in potato chips and other foods cooked at high heat and is usually considered a carcinogen. (Scientific American) We would eat this: ... More >>
Want your kids to eat their vegetables? Put 'em in a McDonald's wrapper. Kids love anything in a McDonald's wrapper. A depressing study. (ABC News) www.consumerist.com That's an actual McDonald's print ad, by the way. New outbreaks of hoof-and-mouth disease in England. (Guardian) Incr ... More >>
Vince Bommarito of Tony's is known for his goodnatured charm. But there's one thing that makes him hopping mad.