Sampler Platter: Eau de meat, beer in Sudan, molecular gastronomy & more
Random weird bites mixed with actual (gasp!) news ...
- Thug Passion explained. In no less a publication than the Atlantic.
- Two medieval knights fight in London's Baker Street to decide the best cheese. The London Paper
- Burger King to start selling vegan repellent, a.k.a. meat-scented body spray. Fast Food Maven
- Beer returns to Sudan. Legally. Too bad it's brewed by SABMiller. Hopefully it will be more Blue Moon Belgian White and less MGD Light. Times Online
- Ferran Adria, chef of El Bulli, the Spanish restaurant that each year fields 2 million reservation requests for 8,000 spots, draws rock-concert-like crowds for his Harvard lecture about molecular gastronomy. Time
- California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month returns, with unsurprising regularity. California Dried Plums
- China bans lye and boric acid as tasty food additives. Associated Press
- Egyptian court convicts 22 for deadly food riots in April. International Herald Tribune
- Coke to make three stevia-sweetened juice drinks as part of its Odwalla line. Wall Street Journal
- Urban chicken ranchers are the newest locavores. WBBM
- Nanotechnology will save our food: Scientists develop a biological sensor to detect salmonella. Meridian Institute
- Early exposure to bacteria may prevent food allergies. U.S. News & World Report
— Elina Shatkin
Photo: Chef Ferran Adria examines ingredients in his kitchen in Barcelona, Spain. Credit: Bernat Armangue/Associated Press