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You Can Now Cook in Julia Child's Kitchen

But it'll cost about $3K

(Newser) - If you inhale deeply enough, perhaps you'll still smell her beef bourguignon. The French cottage that Julia Child built with funds from the second volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking is up for rent on Airbnb in what Bloomberg calls "one of the company's most... More »

Vegan Wonder Ingredient: Liquid We Dumped Down Drain

Aquafaba is opening up a frothy new world of vegan meringues, macaroons, and more

(Newser) - When newly vegan Indiana software engineer Goose Wohlt heard his wife talk last year about a video of two French women whipping up a chocolate mousse using the liquid typically tossed from a can of chickpeas, he decided to try a meringue. And it worked. Almost overnight the discovery became... More »

Finally, Garlic That Doesn't Destroy Your Breath

2 Italian entrepreneurs hope to bring back once-popular Tuscan staple

(Newser) - A construction engineer and a lawyer who've been friends since they were teens were seeking a diversion from their 9-to-5 toil, so they teamed up to revive a Tuscany staple that hasn't been prevalent in four decades: a huge variety of garlic that doesn't stink, tastes sweeter,... More »

The 'Anti-Guy Fieri' Leaves America's Test Kitchen

Chris Kimball gone from company he co-founded, but he'll still host show in 2016

(Newser) - In what Salon describes as "a move that sent shockwaves through the PBS-subscribing, why-yes-I-do-have-strong-feelings-about-pineapple-in-carrot-cake cognoscenti," Chris Kimball, the celebrity chef who co-founded America's Test Kitchen, is leaving the company, NPR reports. The 64-year-old "anti-Guy Fieri," as Salon labels him, who also served as editor-in-chief of... More »

This Cooking Method Helps Rid Rice of Arsenic

Fire up your coffeemaker, scientists say

(Newser) - High levels of arsenic in rice shouldn't scare you away, scientists say, because they've found a way to flush most of the toxin, the journal Nature notes. Researchers for the study in Plos One acquired 41 rice samples from at least a dozen countries and dumped them into... More »

Chimpanzees Want to Cook Their Food

But they lack fire, and the right 'social skills'

(Newser) - Chimps: the frustrated chefs of the animal kingdom? Humans are the only creatures to cook their food, but our closest relatives have the mental ability to cook and are more than happy to do so when given a chance, according to a new study. Scientists confirmed that chimps prefer cooked... More »

IBM's Supercomputer Chef Releases a Cookbook

Now you can sample recipes developed by a digital chef

(Newser) - IBM's Watson supercomputer has been dabbling in the world of cooking for a while now; last year, for instance, it offered up its own barbecue sauce , which was reportedly a hit. Soon, you'll be able to try some of Chef Watson's recipes in your own kitchen. The... More »

Cooking Shows, Pinterest Making Us Fat

Women who cook recipes from TV, social media have higher BMI

(Newser) - It might be time to turn off the Food Network: A new study in Appetite suggests TV cooking shows actually make viewers fat. Cornell University researchers surveyed 501 random women between 20 and 35 about their cooking habits, then took height and weight measurements to discover each participant's body... More »

Officials Investigate Paleo Cookbook ...for Babies

'Baby formula' involving chicken feet raises concerns

(Newser) - You're never too young, it seems, for a trendy diet. The release of an Australian paleo diet cookbook has been delayed amid concerns over its recipes for babies, Australia's ABC News reports. Officials are investigating Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way For New Mums, Babies and Toddlers, which... More »

Chefs High on Cooking With Cannabis

Culinary creators' main obstacles: harnessing drug's taste, effects

(Newser) - If someone made kale trendy, someone can make marijuana recipes that taste good. So says former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl to the New York Times about a growing culinary niche: cooking with cannabis. Adventurous chefs are excited to create novel dining experiences, as are culinary scientists toiling to make pot... More »

Rocket Scientist Rethinks the Saucepan

Flare Pan cooks faster and saves energy, says Oxford tinkerer

(Newser) - It doesn't have any buttons or a touchscreen, but a new saucepan could represent serious progress in cooking technology. The Flare Pan, which doesn't look much different from a normal pan, cooks food 44% faster, saving energy in the process, the Daily Dot reports. It was invented by... More »

IBM's Supercomputer Whips Up Own BBQ Sauce

Watson's creation is delicious, humans say

(Newser) - What does a machine with no mouth, no taste buds, and no interest in consuming ribs know about barbecue sauce? Everything, according to IBM. The company says its Watson supercomputer has analyzed huge numbers of recipes and used its "cognitive cooking" abilities to create a delicious BBQ sauce, NPR... More »

Paula Deen Cooking Up Paid Digital Network

Latest in her comeback machinations

(Newser) - Paula Deen is taking the next step into reinserting herself into your life: The fallen Food Network star is going digital in her quest for a comeback, announcing plans today for the Paula Deen Network, a paid subscription-based network set to launch in September that will be accessible by computer,... More »

How You're Cooking Your Eggs Wrong

Turn down that heat: Michael Ruhlman

(Newser) - Scrambling some eggs for breakfast? Be warned: They're "one of the most overcooked dishes in America," food writer Michael Ruhlman tells NPR . "We kill our eggs with heat." What we should really be doing, he says, is cooking them "very slowly over very gentle... More »

12% of Your Spices May Be Contaminated With 'Filth'

FDA also finds that 7% of imported spices have salmonella

(Newser) - Great, the FDA has identified one more thing for people to worry about in the kitchen: spices. The most comprehensive testing yet finds that 7% of spices imported into the country are contaminated with salmonella, reports the Los Angeles Times . That's twice as high as other foods inspected by... More »

'Mother of Italian Cooking' in US Dead at 89

Marcella Hazan published 7 bestselling cookbooks

(Newser) - Marcella Hazan—"the first mother of Italian cooking in America," according to restaurateur Lidia Bastianich—has died at age 89 in her Florida home, after years of emphysema. Even if you've never heard her name, Hazan may have influenced your cooking, the New York Times points out;... More »

This May Be the Internet's Most Popular Recipe

A lasagna from salesman and father-of-two, John Chandler

(Newser) - What's more popular than pancakes, banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies? With 12 million views in the last five years alone, it appears the answer is John Chandler's lasagna . The dish, with its nearly two pounds of meat and more than two pounds of cheese, is appropriately called... More »

Now You're Cooking With ... a Dishwasher?

Latest food fad is poaching salmon and washing your dishes at the same time

(Newser) - For those too lazy or cheap for a microwave, NPR looks at the fabled art of ... cooking in a dishwasher. Yes, this is an actual thing that people actually do, and apparently it's growing in popularity. The "traditional method," writes Michaeleen Doucleff—who says her mother has... More »

Archeologists Find First Evidence of Spicy Cooking

Honor goes to garlic mustard seeds used 6K years ago

(Newser) - The first foodies? Archeologists have uncovered the oldest known evidence of humans cooking with spices, they report in PLoS One . The UK researchers found traces of garlic mustard seeds in 6,000-year-old pots dug up in Denmark and Germany. Because the seeds have little nutritional value but deliver a peppery... More »

London Poised to Beat Paris as Foodie Haven: Michelin Boss

City now home to 60 restaurants with Michelin stars

(Newser) - Looks like London's not just meat and potatoes anymore. After 16 British restaurants got their first Michelin star yesterday and three their second, the city is rivaling Paris as a destination for fine dining. In total, London boasts 60 starred restaurants; four of those have three stars and eight... More »

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