Tastings of more than 100 pinot noirs that are not from France's Burgundy region finds bottles that are delicious and less expensive than ones from Burgundy. They include wines from Oregon, California and New Zealand, ranging in price from $17 to $80.
U.S. consumers have already overcome the initial "ick" factor and now appreciate goat milk and cheese. Now, chefs and farmers are promoting the meat, and there are some signs that food lovers are catching on. Goat meat production is on the rise in the U.S., and the 64 farms in the Maryland-Pennsylvania-West Virginia Meat Goat Producers Association say demand has risen 20% in the past five years.
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, chefs at Animal restaurant in Los Angeles, make tender, flavorful ribs by wrapping them in foil and roasting them in the oven for a long time at low heat. Other chefs also are finding they can make delicious pork ribs without grilling, with Michael Mina revealing, "We brine the ribs in cider vinegar and carrot juice, then cook them sous vide at 160 degrees for a day and a half."
A survey from Wine Opinions found a surprising result: Regular wine drinkers consume 41% while sitting down to a meal, and 26% with no food at all. "Very few people would have guessed that fully one-quarter of the amount of wine people drink would have been without food," said John Gillespie, chief executive of Wine Opinions, saying it shows people are drinking wine as part of their everyday routines.
Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are touting the cancer-prevention properties of a diet rich in broccoli, cauliflower, soybeans, red grapes and green tea. The so-called epigenetics diet is based on the idea that components in those foods can bolster the body's defenses against cancer.