Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was elected to the Turkish presidency in August, has already earned a reputation for extravagance and has been criticized as an increasingly “authoritarian leader mimicking the habits of a sultan,” according to the New York Times.
Erdogan’s presidential palace has an... Read more
The 2015 James Beard Awards, which will take place in Chicago for the first time in its history after 25 years in New York City, has named Alton Brown as the host for the upcoming awards ceremony in May.
Semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards were announced in February.[related]... Read more
The western Indian state of Maharashtra, a region that includes Mumbai, has banned the sale and possession of beef as of Monday, March 2.
Defiance of the ban, introduced as an amendment to the 1972 Maharashtra Animal Preservation bill, which prohibits the slaughter of cows, bulls, bullocks and... Read more
Developed by a systems engineer from global aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin and a product developer from Toyota, the Cinder Sensing Cooker is a countertop kitchen appliance that allows the home cook to have the same precision temperature control as sous-vide — without the need for... Read more
A large scale study, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, found an interesting benefit of gout —a form of arthritis that is caused by a build-up of uric acid often found in certain meats, seafood, alcohol, and sweetened beverages — in the form of a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease... Read more
Eating peanuts regularly could be an extremely cost-effective method to stave off heart disease and death, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research is particularly significant because the study focused on 71,746 white and black American citizens of low socioeconomic... Read more
In an interview with The Atlantic, Keurig K-Cups inventor John Sylvan made no bones about his issues with the coffee brewing system he invented.
The pod-based coffee system, by the way, is so popular that an estimated one in three homes in America has one, though that doesn’t apply to Sylvan. [... Read more
McDonald’s USA is moving toward the sourcing of chicken that has not been treated with antibiotics “important in human medicine,” the company announced in a press release on Wednesday, March 4.
The transition, which will affect some 14,000 domestic McDonald’s locations, is scheduled for completion... Read more