The Slow and Painful Death of the Dive Bar
Remember the good times before some yuppie bought and ruined your favorite watering hole by renaming it something along the lines of an “eco friendly neighborhood pub serving IPA's only?"
MUNCHIES Presents: Artisanal Cheese in China
China may seem like the least likely place to find locally made artisanal cheeses—such as camembert, ricotta, and blue cheese—but Liu Yang, a Chinese cheesemaker, is changing that.
Anthony Bourdain Doesn't Care About Your Artisanal Charcuterie
I spoke to the culinary world’s foremost bullshit detector about the “artisanal” craze, the food media’s role in its perpetuation, and the pros and cons of making everything in-house.
Better Than Viagra: Colombia's Impotence Home Remedy
With miners using mercury in illegal gold mines, Colombia’s gold rush has led to some side effects on the population, including erectile dysfunction.
Meet the Quadriplegic Food Fixer Who's Bringing Gourmet Goods to the Bay Area
A cycling accident left Ryan Voss paralyzed from the chest down, but that's hasn't stopped him from becoming an indispensable middleman for the Bay Area's artisanal bakers, chocolatiers, and farmers market vendors.
These California Cheesemakers Don't Want to Go Big
“I don’t want to get to the point where we have to hire people,” says cheesemaker Marco Moramarco, who owns the exquisitely small-scale Pazzo Marco Creamery with his partner, Paul Vierra.
Prince Charles Is Fighting for France's Stinky Cheese
Charles, Prince of Wales, and heir to the British throne, was in Paris earlier this week to accept the Francois Rabelais prize, given to him by l’Institut de France for his contribution to Europe’s culinary culture and commitment to protecting the...
Accusations and Insults Are Flying in the UK's Artisanal Vodka Wars
Chase says that they don’t make their vodka from scratch the way his Chase Distillery does, despite claiming that they do. Instead, Chase says his competitors start with something called “neutral spirit,” which is a ready-made, high-proof alcohol.
A Bread Commercial Got Banned for Being Phony as Hell
The ban is a win not only for consumers but also for hard-working bakers across the UK.
Students in Zimbabwe Are Making Beer With Breakfast Cereal
Authorities have banned cereal and oatmeal in certain schools because students were using them to get drunk.
New Orleans Bartenders Are Genteel Amid Chaos
The best bartenders in the world live here in New Orleans, but I’m completely biased. We know how to drink off the job, act genteel, and handle things when they get crazy—like the time I had to pull a dancing 50-year-old Zumba instructor off of a bar...
We Should Be Eating More Canadian Geese
Geese are the worst kind of Canadians: they're jerks, cause tons of property damage, and bring down entire aircrafts. They're also delicious—and very, very plentiful.