• How to Cook Dinner for 20,000 Syrian Refugees

    The kitchen where Hisham Khalifa works is one of many permanent structures that have sprung up in Bab Al-Salama IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp, a tent city straddling the Turkish border inside Syria that is home to 20,000 people.

  • Let Naomichi Yasuda Show You How to Eat Sushi

    Chef Naomichi Yasuda may have left New York to open his new Tokyo restaurant, but he took the opportunity to school you on how to eat sushi anyway. Yes, you're doing it all wrong.

  • The Radioactive Chickens of Ubaté, Colombia

    They call them “radioactive hens” because of their yellowness, which seems unreal. That is, until you order a piece and the lady behind the counter opens it, unlaid eggs and all, and it gets extremely real.

  • Are Chicken Wings Turning Our Children Into Monsters?

    A recent study found that biting into chicken wings might make children rowdier than those who eat pre-cut protein.

  • Gaza’s Christians Are Brewing Illegal Wine in Defiance of Hamas

    Amid the ongoing violence between Hamas and Israel, Gaza’s small Christian community continues to practice its traditions—and that means brewing homemade, illegal wine right under the noses of the people in power.

  • MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland - Part 5

    Charlet ends her Scottish food odyssey in Aberdeen, otherwise known as the “Oil Capital of Europe,” where a group of young rig workers take her for a big, jelly shot-filled night on the town.

  • A Montreal Sugar Baby’s International Guide to Eating Well

    A sugar baby is a young male or female who is financially pampered and cared for by a sugar daddy or sugar mommy in exchange for companionship. Welcome back to Sugar Babies, a column about sugar babies and the food they eat on dates.

  • 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?