Obama and Bourdain's Beer Bottles, Noodle Bowls Are Now Under Glass in Hanoi Restaurant

Bourdain—who spent a grand total of $6 on their famous meal together in Vietnam—doesn't know how to feel about it.
Jelisa Castrodale

WTF Happened to Government Cheese?

Does anyone remember that cheap dairy by-product that stunk up American kitchens from the late 70s to the early 90s with the stench of stinky gym socks?
Myles Karp

When Is It OK to Talk Politics at the Bar?

For decades, "don’t talk politics or religion behind the bar" has been a common maxim for bartenders. But do these uncertain times call for a new rulebook?
Al Sotack

Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Obama with Birthday Cookie Cake

Many Instagram users commented that the post had racist undertones.
Nick Rose

The Bakers of Trump's Inauguration Cake Will Donate Profits to LGBT Rights Group

Baltimore’s Duff Goldman of 'Ace of Cakes' fame made the original cake for Obama’s inauguration, and pointed out the copy on Twitter.
Wyatt Marshall

Seafood Industry Fights Back Against Obama's Fish Fraud Laws

Last month, in an effort to enhance transparency for consumers, the Obama administration announced rules that would require seafood importers to be able to trace the origin of each and every fish sold in the US.
Wyatt Marshall

American Tourists Are Drinking Cuba Dry

Cuba’s existing breweries have already committed to producing 33 million cases of beer in order to keep up with the boom in tourism, though that number is far beyond the 19 million cases that their plants can currently handle.
Nick Rose

This Diner Offers a "Dictator Obama" Special and an "Anti Michelle Obama" Burger

Consisting of just two eggs and toast, the "Dictator Obama" special costs just $3.59… but with $27.99 tacked on in tax. And the Anti-Michelle-Obama burger is a clear jab at her campaign to end childhood obesity.
Hilary Pollack

White House Holiday Cookies

These cute holiday cookies from White House executive chef Susie Morrison look just like Bo and Sunny Obama, the furriest members of the First Family, but you can use this recipe to make any shape you want.
Susie Morrison

How To: Make Holiday Bo and Sunny Obama Cookies with the White House

We join executive chef Susie Morrison in the White House kitchen to see how she makes her famous holiday cookies in the shape of our furriest First Family members, Bo and Sunny.
Susie Morrison
food safety

Almost Everyone Is Opposed to a New Plan for a Single Food Safety Agency

The White House's new budget calls for a complete and total overhaul of the FDA and the USDA. But reaction to the plan has been mixed.
Lauren Rothman

Confessions of a Former White House Chef, Part One

Walter Scheib, White House chef during the Clinton and Bush administrations, gives us the inside scoop on the First Ladies' love of spicy food and why barbecue divided Bill and George.
Hilary Pollack