Why More Tibetan Nomads Are Going Vegetarian

Over the last 15 years, a wave of Tibetans has fully embraced vegetarianism, as nomads and previously isolated towns have gotten access to other foods besides yak products.
Clarissa Wei
chinese new year

Why Eating Tonnes of Dumplings Makes for a Lucky Chinese New Year

In Chinese cuisine, dumplings are believed to bring good fortune, as they look like gold ingots. “More is generally better as a rule of thumb,” says London Chinese chef Andrew Wong.
Sophie Missing

This Man Is Trying to Save India's Food Future with Jackfruit

Journalist Shree Padre has been working for years to convince Indians that jackfruit—the thorny South Asian fruit that works equally well in desserts and as a meat substitute—should become a staple part of their diets.
Prathap Nair

My Decadent Deep-Fried Christmas at KFC Japan

What’s red, white, and involves feasting on a large fried chicken, brought to you by a jolly, overweight bearded white man? Japanese KFC.
Jessie Thompson
Los Angeles

Why Korean Sushi Is Better Than Japanese

It is only a matter of time until hwe dup bap gets discovered by young entrepreneurs and becomes the next poke.
Javier Cabral
food safety

Here's How Long You Have to Eat All Your Leftovers, According to Food Safety Experts

Respect the "two hour rule," or face the potential consequences.
Wyatt Marshall

What We Learned About Cooking Corn from KoЯn Fans

We asked KoЯn fans what their favorite ways of eating corn are, and they delivered. Turns out that a lot of them know how to cook some damn corn.
Munchies Staff

Indonesia's Jet-Black Chickens Are the Dark Side of Poultry

The ayam cemani, a prized breed of Indonesian chicken, is the result of a genetic mutation that produces a completely black bird, from beak to bone. Because of their color and supposed magical properties, they can fetch up to $4,000 each.
Ethan Harfenist

The World's Most Aggressively Dutch Restaurant Is in Indonesia

I stumbled upon a Dutch-inspired restaurant chain in Indonesia where servers go by names like "Henk" and wear a uniform that includes clogs.
Felicia Alberding

We Spoke to a Guy from the Restaurant That Serves Poo-Flavoured Curry

Japanese porno god Ken Shimizu’s Curry Shop Shimizu restaurant serves nothing but shit-flavoured curry. We called one of his disciples to find out why and how—but mostly just: what the fuck was he thinking?
David Whelan

This Guy Gets Paid Thousands of Dollars to Slice Ham

Spanish cortador de jamones Florencio Sanchidrián has cut ham for everyone from the King of Spain to Robert De Niro, and considers himself an ambassador for his country’s Iberian ham.
Gareth May

Stroke Your Ego with This Herzog-ian Animated Short

Cosmic animation 'Planemah' explores themes of greed, desire, and purpose.
Nathaniel Ainley