Menu

Blog posts: "Food Products"

Eat Well as a Japanese Astronaut

September 17, 2014

To “enrich the variety of Japanese space food,”  the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has selected 33 Japanese dishes, including "wagyu beef keema curry, miso soup and hijiki seaweed salad, for development as future astronaut food,” according to a piece in The Wall Street Journal/Japan. Als…

Read more

America's Cheeses Need….New Names?

March 5, 2014

So US-made cheeses apparently will need better names, more geographically correct names, names that reflect origins, if the EU trade agreement goes through ? Provenance, yeah!

Read more via Slate.

Read more

American Prosciutto Steps Up

August 7, 2013

Iowa decently/humanely raised pigs are making an Italian ham delicacy into an American reality, with a little help from their friends, Kathy and Herb Eckhouse.

According to this piece in the NYTimes, “It was a crazy idea, but we didn’t think it was a stupid idea,” says Herb Eckhouse..."

Rea…

Read more

If You're Special/Lucky/Volkswageny, Live in Japan, Then...

July 12, 2013

So, yeah, you, too, can create VW Logo toast, if you can get your hands on one of these rarified toasters. Laughing Squid has the story here.

Read more

Food Wins! And It's "Knaidel."

May 31, 2013

Oy! Mazeltov, good spellers! And some recipes for the winning word in the National Spelling Bee are right here. 

Mars Bars? Printing Up Eats for Space Travelers

May 22, 2013

According to the WaPost, "Texas-based Systems and Materials Research Corp. has been selected for a $125,000 grant from NASA to develop a 3-D printer that will create “nutritious and flavorful” food suitable for astronauts, according to the company’s proposal. Using a “digital recipe,” the printers…

Read more

Let 'Em Eat Rats/Fox

May 3, 2013

Lamb customers in the Shanghai area of China were buying other critters, disguised to be lamb-like, somehow, including rats,mink and foxes, according to an AP report from Beijing.

Criminal faux meat rings! Amazing. Read more here.

Read more

Yay, Industrial Chemicals Now in Food

March 9, 2013

"Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered phthalates, industrial chemicals, in common foods purchased in the United States."

Common as in bad packaged pizza, supermarket meats and the like.

More from Science Daily 

Via Slash Food

Read more

The Fungal-Ripening Benedictine Nuns of Bethlehem

March 4, 2013

These nuns know cheese, thanks to an assignment to a young nun years ago that led to a cow that led to a cheese-making tradition in Connecticut.

Sister Noella Marcellino, with a PhD in microbiology, heads the team at the Abbey of Regina Laudis.

In  a piece in the New Haven Register, Sister Noell…

Read more

Tea Hangers? Why Not?

February 25, 2013

Clever/amusing packaging idea from  Soon Mo Kang.

Via Looks Like Good Design

Read more

Outraged UK Catholic Group Nixes Crisps

February 13, 2013

This post originally appeared at The Potato Museum.

You won't be able to try this new chip/crisp, flavored with Worcestershire sauce and chiles, because its name offended a group called Protect the Pope in the UK. The company that launched the brand, Pret a Manger, caved to the group's assertio…

Read more

11 blog posts