N'Da Alphonse grows cocoa in Ivory Coast. He harvests the pods, removes the pulp-covered beans, and dries them before selling them to brokers. He'd never seen or tasted the food made from his beans, until a Dutch TV show brought him a sample, as part of a story on class divisions and the global food trade.
Masatsugu Fueki shows us his practice of making soy sauce the same way it was done more than 200 years ago at Japan's Fueki Syoyu Brewing factory. This is the real stuff. (Eater) READ THE REST
Keeping everyone in Antarctica fed is a massive logistical undertaking. McMurdo Station in Antarctica houses about 900 scientists in peak season, and the head chef has to plan out months in advance because of limits on when food can be shipped: Throughout their one-month stay in Antarctica, hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez discover the… READ THE REST
FoodDive has a new article tracking the campaign donations made by food and beverage conglomerates to different politicians and PACs. They particularly take a look at the differences between 2016 and 2020. Overall, it's a pretty fascinating microcosm of the money that moves our political machines in America. While most companies are pretty bipartisan with… READ THE REST
If you want to engage in some joy this holiday season, we have the perfect gift for your fun-loving family member, or even for yourself…you can now effectively turn paper airplanes into drones. For those who have spent countless hours meticulously folding aerodynamically pure paper planes that can slice through the air like a real… READ THE REST
For years, you've heard experts talk about having a solid VPN service to safeguard everything you do online. It's sound advice, especially when you consider what can happen if someone gains access to sensitive information, like your bank access details or online account logins. Yet, too often, we overlook the fragile state of our own… READ THE REST
While it's a process that's been used for centuries, you'd be surprised by the way infusion has taken cooking and medicine by storm. For those not as familiar, infusion is sort of like seasoning on steroids, extracting all components of an herb–including its flavor, scent, color, and nutrients–and transferring those properties into another carrier, like… READ THE REST