Bug-eating is a great idea and we should all be doing more of it

Entomophagy – the practice of consuming bugs – is one of the greatest ideas humans ever stole from other animals. Insects, after all, are an abundant, nutrient rich resource. We used to eat them all the time (close to 30% of the world's population still does*) – so why do so many of us regard them as disgusting? » 1/04/14 9:00am 1/04/14 9:00am

Wine pairings for the post-apocalypse: What to drink with rats, dog…

Let's say that in your post-apocalyptic wanderings, you stumble across a home or restaurant with a particularly sturdy—and well stocked—wine cellar. Suddenly you have a plethora of varietals at your fingertips, but your daily diet still consists of SPAM, small rodents, and MREs. How do you know which wines will best… » 11/25/12 7:00am 11/25/12 7:00am

Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse

When the apocalypse strikes, you probably won't have access to the Internet. That means no Google, no Wikipedia, and, if you haven't prepared, no cheat sheet to help you through the tough times. Here are a few books you might want to have on hand in case the worst happens. Just remember to keep a back-up pair of… » 10/30/12 4:06pm 10/30/12 4:06pm

Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and why to eat rat meat

Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd… » 8/05/12 8:00am 8/05/12 8:00am

Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse

When the apocalypse strikes, you probably won't have access to the Internet. That means no Google, no Wikipedia, and, if you haven't prepared, no cheat sheet to help you through the tough times. Here are a few books you might want to have on hand in case the worst happens. Just remember to keep a back-up pair of… » 2/26/12 7:00am 2/26/12 7:00am