The first time I encountered huitlacoche in Dallas I was at a Café Momentum dinner featuring chef Abraham Salum. The bowl had a beautiful corn chowder, if I recall, and was garnished with the tiniest dab of huitlacoche -- barely enough to emit the faintest aroma and a bit of a tease if you're a fan ... More >>
According to The Associated Press, MicroZap Inc. has developed a technology that allows bread to be stored for up to 60 days without growing mold. The device, which costs about $100 more than a standard microwave oven, makes use of the same energy to kill mold spores in a loaf with a 10-second blast ... More >>
Environmentalists fear plan will let invasive zebra mussels spread.
Steven DoyleRed tide, the naturally occurring algae bloom that causes toxicity in shellfish, continues to plague the state's coastline -- keeping Texas oysters out of local restaurants and threatening the $18.5 million Texas oyster industry. The state closed the entire coast of Texas to oyst ... More >>
Steven DoyleHouston-based food journalist Robb Walsh wrote yesterday about the red tide outbreak, which has caused the delayed opening of Texas' oyster beds. Oyster harvesting was closed until further notice by the Texas Department of Health State Services (DSHS) on October 26, leaving Walsh ... More >>
Param JaggiSpend this morning learning how to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen -- by filtering it through algae, duh. Thanks, Param Jaggi! No, seriously. Thanks. The Plano East Senior High School senior's a genius. Says so right here, in the latest issue of Popular Science, in which he was name ... More >>
The folks from Sprinkles just sent a box of cupcakes and a press release. The cupcakes feature a blue star on white icing (though the cake itself is the color of algae). The press release speaks of their arrangement with the Dallas Cowboys.Apparently if you buy these Cowboys-themed cupcakes (from Se ... More >>
Why are there so many cheeses?
Supreme Beef wins in federal appeals court, but not soon enough to save its plant
Texas consumers take on the whirlpool business--and that mysterious black crud shooting out of their bathtub jets
Dallas-based Supreme Beef wins a major round in its court battle with the USDA
Dallas-based Supreme Beef fought what it believes are unfair regulations, only to wind up on the USDA's killing floor
Paula Lambert parlays a love of cheese into fame and life among the jet set
Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus
Wait, there is a reason why Stereolab CDs sound broken
Cryptosporidium kills AIDS victims in Dallas. Who will the pathogen claim next?