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An Herb Garden for Beginners

Basil, chives, parsley, and thyme are great herbs for new gardeners.<p>Growing an herb garden is an engaging, economical activity — and a great starting …

Gardening

USDA confirms it won't regulate CRISPR gene-edited plants like it does GMOs

A statement issued by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last week has clarified that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently …

Agriculture

Ketone Ester: A "Superfuel" For the Elite and a Weird Trip for Everyone Else

The 'fourth nutrient' was created for soldiers, but I drank it anyway.<p>In November, the biohacking company HVMN revealed HVMN Ketone, a clear liquid …

Diabetes

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

Cooking

Food for Thought: Was Cooking a Pivotal Step in Human Evolution?

The shift to a cooked-food diet was a decisive point in human history. The main topic of debate is when, exactly, this change occurred.<p>All known …

Chimpanzees

Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

Popular Herb Kratom Linked to Salmonella Outbreak, CDC Says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising consumers to avoid all forms of kratom after finding that the botanical substance …

Tamal Ray’s grapefruit-glazed cheesecake recipe

I’ve often pondered whether or not cheesecake really is a cake. Other than being sweet and round, it bears little resemblance to the golden sponges we’re more used to seeing. Perhaps, as a mix of dairy, sugar and eggs, it’s really just a very firmly set custard. Paired with the sharp sweetness of …

Baking

This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

Researchers have programmed DNA bots to cut off the blood supply to malignant tumours<p>It may sound like the opening of a science-fiction novel but a …

Cocktail of the week: 10 Greek Street’s port and rum negroni

Port and rum negroni<p>Serves <b>1</b><p><b>45ml tawny port</b><b><br>45ml Campari</b> <b><br>45ml dark rum (we use</b> <b>Chairman’s Reserve</b><b>)</b><b><br>1 orange twist</b>, to garnish (or glacé fig; you can buy them online at Amazon and Whole Foods, and various independents)<p>Very simple, very tasty, and a brilliant way to use up the last of that port you put in …

Rum

How to cook the perfect vindaloo

The peculiar place of vindaloo, a fierily fragrant speciality of Goa in popular culture can be summed up by the 1998 World Cup football anthem of the same name, whose irritatingly catchy chorus references the curry no fewer than 11 times. As the Observer pointed out, its authors, the “prank art …

Onions

The Flavor Enhancer You Don’t Need to Tell Anyone About

When food obsessives announce that they have discovered a delicious new thing to eat, generally the first or second thing they’ll tell you is the secret ingredient or special technique that makes it possible. These bleats of discovery can be exciting, at least for those of us who thrill to the …

Clams

A Tequila Shortage Is on the Horizon

Increased demand and soaring agave prices have put Mexican tequila producers in a bind, leading to a potential shortage.<p>The price of agave rose …

Tequila

Tamal Ray’s recipe for scones with green kiwi fruit jam

The humble kiwi fruit occupies an unfairly neglected position in the minds of most home cooks. Before a 20th-century rebranding by savvy New Zealand farmers, it was known as the Chinese gooseberry, but beyond the tartness of flavour and the acid-green flesh, the comparison to gooseberries might …

Baking

Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear

Intel has launched an impressively light, regular-looking set of smart glasses called Vaunt, confirming rumors from <i>Bloomberg</i> and others. Seen by <i>The Verge</i>, they have plastic frames and weigh under 50 grams, a bit more than regular eyeglasses but much less than Google Glass, for example. The …

Unlocking Secrets of Sour Flavors With Something Found in Your Ears

Of the five tastes — sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami — sour is one of the most mysterious. Bite into a piece of lemon and — bing! — your brain gets a message that something sour has arrived. But unlike sweet and bitter, for example, for which biologists have identified proteins on the tongue’s …

Biology

Bondi Harvest's rum lavender chocolate brownies recipe

Balance means not missing out on the good stuff and not feeling guilty when dessert time rolls around. We believe if you’re vibing chocolate cake, then get your cake on.<p><b>Rum lavender chocolate brownies</b><p><i>Serves 9</i><p>270g (1 cup) Medjool dates, pitted<br>90ml spiced rum<br>80g (1/2 cup) hemp seeds<br>100g (1 cup) …

Dessert

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Baking

Muscle DNA Changes When We Get Strong, Boosting Effects of Future Workouts

The DNA in our muscles can "remember" periods of growth, new research shows, in a finding that could have consequence for professional athletes who …

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

8 Uncommon Cuts of Meat Butchers Wish You Knew About

A visit to my local butcher shop, Sweet Cheeks Meats, in Jackson, Wyoming, is something I look forward to every week. The atmosphere is friendly and …

BBQ

They Just Invented Ice Cream That You Can Light on Fire

Even when it isn’t a very hot day, anyone who wants to enjoy a scoop of ice cream only has a short time to finish it before it melts away. But what …

Cocaine found hidden in pineapples during huge drugs seizure

Hundreds of kilograms of cocaine has been found concealed within pineapple shipped from South America.<p>A joint operation between Spanish and Portuguese police resulted in the seizure of 745kg of the drug.<p>The 10-month investigation led to nine arrests and broke up an international smuggling ring led …

South America

Toasted Cream Is the New Brown Butter

Non-enzymatic browning gives us many gifts. The crust on a loaf of bread, the umami-rich taste of browned onions, the nutty wonder that is browned …

Food

Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 325°. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Beat egg yolks with a handheld mixer in a medium bowl at …

Baking

Clean Meat, Via Lab, Is On The Way

A year ago this month, animal activist Paul Shapiro sat in the offices of the Hampton Creek food technology company in San Francisco and put a forkful of foie gras in his mouth.<p>This small act was a big deal. Shapiro, at the time the vice president of farm animal protection at the Humane Society of …

Agriculture