Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Week in Food

The Neanderthal genome may hold the answer to one of the burning questions of our time: what's up with people who don't like brussel sprouts?

Place cooked potatoes in sealed pouch. Heat to 250 degrees for three minutes. Subject pouch to 100,000 pounds per square inch of pressure to crush microbes: welcome to cooking for the Mars mission.

Top a patty of bison meat with three cheeses (American, cheddar, Monterey Jack), lettuce and tomato. Serve spicy mustard and fries on the side. It's the Barack Obama Burger.

Cut marks on some 9,000-year-old bones may add a new chapter to the history of English cooking.

One creative baker has given new meaning to the term "brain food."

It's official: the Bacon Movement needs to be stopped. Brooklyn Brewery reportedly has bacon-fat beer in the works.

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