Chef Nelson Mendez grew up hearing stories about the Yanomami Indians and their unusual food habits, during his childhood in Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela. The chef's efforts to introduce the cuisine to others often are met with gasps when he unveils such ingredients as a smoked white monkey and large ants.
Boxed-wine popularity is on the rise in the U.S., with a growing number of winemakers boxing premium varieties of their vintage-dated selections. Advantages of boxed wine include convenience, the ability to stay fresh longer and lighter weight.
Culinary differences have long existed between the southern black culture and its northern Caucasian counterpart. And while dietary choices and the lack of cheap, convenient produce stores have been blamed for the rise in inner-city teenage obesity, this article from The New York Sun points to other possible causes, including the rise in quick-casual establishments.
Three members of the Boston Red Sox are raising money for children's charities by adding their names to wine bottles to create Manny Being Merlot, Schilling Schardonay and CaberKnuckle. The team's steps toward a new wine-loving image were spurred by sports-marketing consultant Charity Hop and VinLozano Imports, which specializes in wines for charity.
Garden cress, a member of the broccoli family, is garnering attention from chefs and gardeners alike. The leaves of the quick-growing plant have a spicy flavor, making them a well-suited addition for summer salads and a variety of other dishes.