US

Shanghai

China Doesn't Understand the Concept of American Chinese Food

Meet Fung and Dave, two Americans who opened up a Chinese-American restaurant in Shanghai, where the cooks shake their heads at dishes like crab rangoon and orange chicken and the customers don't understand the point of fortune cookies.
Jamie Fullerton
4.27.17
mexico

I Ate Through Caesar Salad's Shady History to Get to the Truth

Tijuana's violent history has trumped our emerging food and wine scene, but one of our most famous legacies, the Caesar salad, posses it's own sketchy history. I headed to one of the best institutions in town for lunch to investigate it's shady story.
Tony Ley
1.31.17
sustainability

How to Kickstart Your Own Bug Diet

I spoke to the designer who has created a sleek setup to help you grow, harvest, and cook your first meal of worms from the comfort of your home.
BRADY NG
10.3.16
politics

How a Mexican Beer Ad Trolled Trump and Fox News During the Presidential Debates

What better way to mock Trump's wall than by spending a shitload of money on ads and getting a ton of publicity in the process?
Nick Rose
9.27.16
lobster

Sweden Wants to Ban American Lobsters for Being an ‘Invasive Alien Species’

There is a chance that Europe could ban American lobster, which would cost fishermen in Canada and the US $200 million in exports.
Nick Rose
9.7.16
Cheese

The Feds Are Buying $20 Million Worth of Cheese to Bail Out the Dairy Industry

Due to market factors, America has stockpiled 1.2 billion pounds of “natural American cheese” like Colby and Jack. We haven’t had a cheese surplus this large in 30 years, and the feds are acting to get rid of it.
Wyatt Marshall
8.25.16
seafood

There’s Forced Labor in the US Seafood Industry, Too

Over the last couple of years, the threadbare curtain that shields the inner workings of the seafood industry has been pulled aside bit by bit. And what’s behind isn’t pretty.
Wyatt Marshall
6.10.16
Cheese

America Has a Crippling Cheese Surplus

The surplus of cheese has been building up such that US cheese inventories at the end of March were the highest they’ve been since 1984.
Alex Swerdloff
5.3.16
Restaurant Confessionals

Why Squirting Mustard in a Bartender's Face Made Me a Better Cook

It was my first job as a chef. On one of the busiest nights of the week, the bartender started to tell me how to do my job. I saw red, and then I did the unthinkable.
Anonymous
3.20.16
food politics

Kids May No Longer Be the Prime Targets for Junk Food and Candy Ads

The UK seems to finally be getting serious about cracking down on sweets and junk food. The Local Government Association said that it would like to see a ban on the advertising of junk food near schools.
Alex Swerdloff
3.19.16
law

Paring Knives Aren't Constitutionally Protected Arms

Sorry, patriotic chefs: A top court in Washington state has ruled that although many knives are protected by the Second Amendment, the blades in your knife block aren't.
Munchies Staff
1.4.16
scotland

America, Scotland Thinks You’re Ready to Eat Lungs Now

This week, Scotland’s rural affairs secretary will try to convince the American government to allow imports of haggis, a dish banned in the country since 1971 due to US laws prohibiting sheep lungs.
Phoebe Hurst
11.12.15
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