Engagement Chicken: A History of Romantic Culinary Bullshit

We're just six weeks short of Thanksgiving, which means two things: First, if your Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year plans involve air travel, book your ticket now or suffer the financial consequences. Secondly, if you're looking to get hitched over the holidays and believe in magic, it might be time to bust out the… » 10/15/14 12:21pm 10/15/14 12:21pm

Eating in Bed Is Turning Your Sheets Into a Bug Paradise

Eating in bed seems like a pretty normal activity. We have all done it at some point. And now that it's getting colder and Unsealed: Alien Files is available on Netflix, there is nothing better than curling up in bed with a TV show and a snack. The comfort and convenience of eating in bed is almost enough to make you… » 10/13/14 1:30pm 10/13/14 1:30pm

Watch These Second Graders React to Tasting the World's Finest Food

In an attempt to introduce small children to the joys of eating eel ("no, it's a snake") and "orange stuff," New York City restaurant Daniel invited a whole group of them to nosh on fish eggs and "little forests" of arugula that would normally cost $220. Their reactions, unsurprisingly, are priceless. » 10/11/14 4:35pm 10/11/14 4:35pm

The Disturbingly Inexact Science Of Food Expiration Dates

It's an all too common ritual: A product in the kitchen passes its "best before" date, so you toss it. Trouble is, it was probably perfectly safe to eat — and you just wasted good food. This is a problem that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about "expired" foods — and how to make sure you're eating… » 9/02/14 3:48pm 9/02/14 3:48pm

Not Even Starbucks Knows What's in Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

With the end of summer approaching (sob!), few things are certain: the leaves will change, the wind will take on a crisp bite and food manufacturers will start stuffing pumpkin spice into EVERYTHING they can think of, from potato chips to vodka. Of these pumpkin-flavored food items, Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

Here's a Tumblr of Food So Fancy, It Looks Like Iggy Azalea

There are two ways you can tell that you've really hit the big time. First, a google search for your name should autocomplete to [your name]+[plus feet]. Second, you should have a single-serving blog poking gentle fun at you blow up and then disappear in a blaze of glory. Of the two, the feet thing's more… » 8/21/14 8:30pm 8/21/14 8:30pm

Most Expensive Cupcake Contender Is a Beautiful Waste Of Chocolate, Gold

There are a lot of titles that are worth pursuing in this world: Most Valuable Player, Most Likely to Succeed, maybe even Miss Congeniality. But vying for the most expensive cupcake is one thing I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around. It's stupid, and I kind of want to set this cupcake on fire. » 8/19/14 1:00pm 8/19/14 1:00pm

The Hero We Need: Woman Risks Life and Limb to Save Pizza

What do you do when your pizza is assaulted in a freak food fight that erupts out of nowhere? Do you stand idly by watching your 3.14 of perfection be marred by errant glasses of water and angrily launched seasonings or do you run into the fray headfirst to protect your honor, your dignity, your pizza no matter the… » 8/07/14 11:30pm 8/07/14 11:30pm