How good salt is made the old and simple way

I’m really enjoying Zagat’s short doc series that focuses its camera on something and examines in detail how it is made. This time they take a look at salt to find out where good salt comes from. They visited J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works in West Virginia and Jacobsen Salt in Oregon to see how two small salt shops make… » 6/26/15 6:40pm 6/26/15 6:40pm

Why Cooking Is A Lot Like Mathematics

I’ve come to believe that mathematics, as an investigative science, as a practical discipline and as a creative art, shares many characteristics with cookery. It’s not just spaghetti alla carbonara, it’s the whole business of inventing dishes and preparing them. It’s an analogy with many parts, and it has consequences. » 6/19/15 3:00pm 6/19/15 3:00pm

Fantastic Four And Denny's Are Bringing Clobberin' Time To Your Stomach

Following on their unholy pacts with The Hobbit movies, Denny’s has lined up a new cross-promotional menu designed to make you feel moderately bad about yourself while eating while advertising a movie. The Fantastic Four are heading to Denny’s, and they’re bringing “Thing Sauce” with them. » 6/17/15 10:10am 6/17/15 10:10am

"Meat Glue" And Other Icky Stuff In The Imitation Food Items You Eat

You already knew that the crab in your lunch roll wasn’t really crab — but you probably didn’t know about all the other kinds of imitation foods you eat all the time. From faux wasabi to milk and olive oil that’s partly made up of additives, these are the weird ingredients in the fake foods you eat. » 6/09/15 4:00pm 6/09/15 4:00pm

Chimps Would Totally Cook If Only We Made Ape-Friendly Easy Bake Ovens

For a long time, the only two things that have really separated humans from apes is our ability to make fire and and our propensity towards french fries. Turns out that chimpanzees likely possess both these qualities as well, thanks to a study that claims they have the “desire” to cook. » 6/03/15 2:00am 6/03/15 2:00am