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Food FYI: Beer from yeast found in beards

June 25, 2012 |  9:00 am

Beard
BEARD'S BEER

The beard is apparently home to useful microbes. Rogue Ales is starting production of a beer brewed with yeast found in its brewmaster's beard. The field of beardology is about to take off. [Beer Pulse/Scientific American]

THE RISE OF LUNCH

It wasn't until the end of the 19th century that lunch became a regular meal between breakfast and dinner. [Edible Geography]

MAKE IT LOOK McYUM

McDonald's food styling. [Los Angeles Times]

LAST SUPPERS

As a protest against the death penalty Julie Green has painted, on blue and white porcelain plates, 519 last meals of prisoners on death row. One example: "three fried chicken thighs, 10 or 15 shrimp, tater tots with ketchup, two slices of pecan pie, strawberry ice cream, honey and biscuits and a Coke." [NPR]

ROSY GRANOLA

How to make rose petal granola, with roses, currants walnuts and black pepper. [101 Cookbooks]

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Paso Robles wine country trip planner

Food illustrations from Elizabeth Graeber

Why I love Italy

-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Contestants from a beard competition. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times.

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