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Paula Deen Is 'Inescapable' on New Network

Disgraced foodperson and deep-fryer of things <b>Paula Deen</b> has launched a new digital network this week, and apparently it’s as awful as it sounds. Clearly, Deen hopes that the subscription-based network — which charges <b>$9.99</b> per month for access to all things Deen (churned through a lean and clean PR …

Coca-Cola Wants to Lure Customers To Vending Machines By Offering Free Wifi

In perhaps the greatest ploy to attract customers to its vending machines (besides loading up the product with a crap ton of sugar), <b>Coca-Cola</b> is turning them into <b>wifi hotspots</b>. According to the <i>Atlanta Business Journal</i>, Coke has teamed up with BT Global to transform the machines so that South …

Burger King's gross-looking black burgers are coming to the US

Burger King's black burgers are coming to the US.<p>The burgers, a variation of a type that launched in Japan last year, are rolling out in late October for Halloween, according to a source who works for Burger King.<p>The sandwiches will feature black buns and a Whopper patty topped with A1 Steak Sauce, …

Michelin UK Stars Announced: Gordon Ramsay Still Rules London

'Tis the season for <b>Michelin</b>. This morning the French diners' guide unleashed its stars upon the U.K. A total of 167 stars were awarded this year, a number news outlets (including Bloomberg) are calling "paltry."<p>Six new London restaurants made the cut with <b>a single star</b>: Gymkhana Indian restaurant in …

Jon Favreau Movie Spawning Actual Restaurant With Roy Choi

In what may be the best news of the week, Yahoo reports that <i>Chef</i> writer-director-actor <b>Jon Favreau</b> plans to use his latest film as inspiration for a <b>restaurant</b>. Imagine: a one-stop-shop for Cuban sandwiches, beignets, and brisket.<p>Chef <b>Roy Choi</b> (Kogi, POT) is a partner in the venture, which is likely …

This Fish Probably Won’t Kill You

You’ve heard of fugu. It’s the potentially-poisonous puffer fish that daring gastronomes eat primarily in Japan. And Lissa Doumani of Ame in San …

Why You Should Cook Bacon In The Oven, Not On The Stove

It might be time for your bacon skillet to retire.<p>YouTuber The Domestic Geek says baking bacon in the oven allows you to prepare a bunch of bacon at once -- you won't be limited to the surface area of a measly stove-top pan. More bacon, of course, means more potential to eat bacon with every meal. …

Are You Ready to Drop Hella Cash on James Beard and Julia Child Stamps Today?

Will stamps emblazoned with the faces of culinary legends save the ailing USPS? Today, the US Postal Service is releasing the full set of five forever stamps honoring "food world pioneer <b>James Beard</b>, Chinese food champion <b>Joyce Chen</b>, legendary cookbook author <b>Julia Child</b>, Southern cooking ambassador</b> …

I Ate 15 Ramen in Tokyo and Here's What I Learned

<i>Chashu Pork Ramen in Shibuya</i><p>When I arrived in Tokyo, I already harbored a deep love for ramen--the Japanese noodle soup with an increasing fan following in America. But I soon discovered I had a very narrow view of the tasty dish. Having only previously eaten ramen in the U.S. and France, I was …