• I Got Plastered at the Cheese Rave

    Each year at the Cheesemonger Invitational, my colleagues come together to celebrate their knowledge of and love for all things dairy. But when the lights go out, it always deteriorates into a good old-fashioned bender.

  • Cooking Has Helped Turn Recovering Addicts’ Lives Around

    Making cakes, serving tea, and cooking fish and chips (with lemonade batter) has helped turn recovering addicts’ lives around in the North of England.

  • Don’t Mix Viagra with Chinese Moonshine

    Chinese authorities have arrested a man for mixing Viagra with baijiu, a fiery distilled spirit, to help his customers regain some strength in his junk. But you’re better off sticking with snake wine, probably.

  • MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland - Part 2

    Charlet drags her hungover body across the choppy Atlantic seas to the Hebridean Bruichladdich whisky distillery for a few hair-of-the-dog drams. A little tipsy from the tastings, she cuts up the Scottish coastline to hang out with John Lamont, the king of lobsters.

  • Fishing for Survival in Gaza City

    In the 1990s, Palestinian fishermen were able to sail 20 miles to catch a diverse haul of seafood. Today, the tensions between Israelis and Hamas have limited their fishing range to three miles from shore, where biodiversity is scarce.

  • MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland

    Charlet meets Glasgow locals who teach her all about age-old Scottish traditions. Think haggis, neeps and tatties, scurly, square sausage, and dumplings made using your granny’s knickers.

  • How American Cricket Farmers Raise Bugs for Us to Eat

    If Westerners begin to eat insects alongside chicken and beef, will bug farms be held to the same standards as sustainably grown animals?

  • New Zealand Scientists Are Electrocuting Steaks

    Electrocuting a steak to make the cheapest cuts of meat tender is way more complicated and expensive than you’d think.

  • The End of Shitty American Hospital Food

    Thanks to ObamaCare, those nauseatingly odiferous slabs of gray meatloaf and wiggly Jell-O cups are going to be culinary dinosaurs at hospitals across America in the near future.

  • Argentina’s Best Restaurants Are Illegal

    In a volatile economy with lax government oversight, puertas cerradas (illegal restaurants run out of chefs homes) have become a way for Argentinian cooks to open low risk businesses without compromising creative control.

  • MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland: Trailer

    Here's a sneak peak at MUNCHIES' Guide to Scotland, an intoxicating, waist-expanding, eye-opening culinary journey around Scotland.

  • The Strange History of Butter Sculptures

    The art of carving giant hunks of chilled cow fat is, unsurprisingly, a distinctly American tradition, too: It’s fatty, it’s wasteful, and it’s entirely superfluous.

  • How to Win at China’s Incredible Live Fish Markets

    A visit to a live fish market in China should be placed above a Great Wall trip, seeing Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors and getting smashed in a 24-hour karaoke room in terms of “must-dos” for non-vegetarian visitors to the country.

  • Shark Fin Soup Is Going Extinct

    Good news, sharks: A new report from WildAid claims that Chinese sales of shark fin have fallen by 50 to 70 percent.