Ben Reade

  • Can Americans Learn to Love Scottish Food?

    The Scottish government has declared this year to be Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink, but there's just one problem: the country suffers from bad PR when it comes to food where the general public is concerned.

  • Eating Toadstools and Buried Lamb Near the Arctic Circle

    I flew to the wee Norwegian town of Mosjøen for the Arctic Food Festival, where a group of local and foreign chefs gathered together to bury lambs' legs, eat fly agaric mushrooms, and exchange food knowledge.

  • You Should Be Cooking with Blood

    For those of us who aren't vampires, blood is inherently sensationalist and a challenge to our perceptions of cooking, but it's both wonderful to eat in restaurants and a great tool to use in home cooking.