Nearly forty years after opening local food stalwart Chez Panisse, Alice Waters still inspires both inspiration and ire. "Alice Waters annoys the living . . . . out of me. There's something very Khmer Rouge about Alice Waters. I'm suspicious of orthodoxy when it comes to what you put in your mouth," said Anthony Bourdain. Even Julia Child thought Waters was too harsh. The Los Angeles Times examines why she's so revered and reviled.
A rash of food-tampering has hit Canadian grocery stores. Since January metal has been found in ground beef and prepared sandwiches. Although one arrest has been made the Calgary Herald reports that tamperings keep happening.
"Fat-washed cocktails", or drinks with meat, are all the rage in our carnivore-crazy culture. Joel Stein examined how to make a meat drink that doesn't taste repulsive.