Interview

CHEFS

Noma's Fermentation Genius is No Stranger to Bad Smells

We talked to David Zilber about what you might do with salmon kombucha and why everyone should start fermenting.
Hannah Keyser
11.1.18
Interview

I Can't Stop Watching This Body Contortionist Who Reviews "Weird" Fruits on YouTube

"Every time I go fruit hunting I feel like I'm on a vegetarian safari," says Jared Rydelek, better known as the Weird Fruit Explorer.
Emma Orlow
10.17.18
microplastics

You're Definitely Consuming Microplastics, But Not Just In Seafood and Tap Water

A leading researcher in the field talks why tap water and seafood shouldn't be our only concern when it comes to the issue of microplastics.
Lauren Rothman
7.19.18
Features

Meet the Once-Homeless Chef Using Food to Fight Poverty

"You can’t do anything positive with your life unless you’re stabilized, and you can’t be stabilized on an empty stomach."
Charlie Friedmann
6.22.18
Art

These Intricate Sculptures Are Actually Made Out of Cake

We spoke to sculptor and baker Jamie Tan about what it's like to bake 70 experimental cake sculptures.
Mayukh Sen
1.26.18
Books

How Hunger and Taste Have Secretly Defined the Course of Civilization

In his book Food Fights and Culture Wars, Tom Nealon posits questions like: "Did the advent of the dinner party spark the French Revolution?" and "Did lemonade cure the plague?"
Emily Monaco
3.19.17
WTF

TGI Friday's Apologizes for Asking Potential Employee If He'd Have Sex with His Own Parents

“Would you rather eat chocolate-flavored shit or shit-flavored chocolate?”
Alex Swerdloff
2.24.17
hot sauce

The Hottest New Variety of Pepper Is Not Hot at All

Pepper grower Noah Robbins says the "heatless habanero" is a "real mindfuck": "Your taste buds brace for the heat, but it never comes."
Charley Lanyon
2.22.17
CHEFS

Ferran Adrià Thinks No One Can Ever Understand elBulli

We spoke to Ferran Adrià of the now-shuttered elBulli—once considered the best restaurant in the world—about innovation outside the kitchen and educating a new era of chefs about food and cooking.
Devorah Lev-Tov
10.11.16
craftsmanship

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.
Hillary Eaton
9.29.16
Rolverdeling

We Asked People Whether They Still Think Men Should Pay For Dates

The number of people who still think men should always pay for a first date is pretty shocking.
Alex Krancher
7.30.16
food TV

Andrew Zimmern Thinks We Need to Remember the Past to Create a Better Food Future

I spoke with Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, about why we should care about the world's disappearing culinary traditions.
Matthew Zuras
6.28.16