While some people believe regulations concerning the food supply are a symptom of a nanny state, Salon’s take is that maybe, in some situations, big government is still necessary. Say, if there’s arsenic in your food and drinking water—which is unfortunately not a hypothetical.
Yahoo offers up coverage of this week’s weirdest contest: Live cockroach eating. The winner of the contest was set to receive a python, but unfortunately he died from consuming roaches before he could claim the snake.
Have you ever wanted to return to the roots of cooking and forage for your food? Or have you ever wanted to put technology to use to create food using nitrous oxide, whipping siphons, and blow torches? The Wall Street Journal reviews two new cookbooks that teach you the vastly different techniques.
We already knew a glass of red wine could be healthy for your heart. Prevention reports the finding of a studying that suggests it can also expand the length of your life.
But here’s one brew you probably won’t want to kick back—even if it is the elixir of life. You know rocky mountain oysters? According to The New York Post a brewery in Denver is using the bull testicles to create their unusual “Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout.”
In more Denver news, Culture reports on the state’s growing cheese scene. Apparently it’s becoming a wonderful place, home to a slew of high-end specialty cheese shops. From house-made mozzarella to imported specialties from around the world, Denver is on the way to becoming the new Wisconsin.
The Daily Beast presents a slideshow of the best fair food. Deep-fried mac and cheese, chocolate-dipped cheesecake on a stick, bacon wrapped chicken.