• Calendar

    March 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Searching Dallas for Huitlacoche, AKA the "Corn Smut" on That Quesadilla

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Lubbock Texas-Based MicroZap Inc. Claims Technology Allows Bread To Stay Mold-Free

    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 >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    North Texas Bets Big on Pumping from Lake Texoma

    Environmentalists fear plan will let invasive zebra mussels spread.

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Roll Red Tide: Still No Good News for Oyster Lovers from the Coastlines of Texas

    Steven Doyle​Red 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    There Are No Texas Oysters in Your Near Future

    Steven Doyle​Houston-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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    A Breath of Fresh Air: Plano East Senior Named One of America's Great Young Inventors

    Param Jaggi​Spend 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 >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Cupcakes On The Schedule

    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 >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Wheying the Options

    Why are there so many cheeses?

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Sour Victory

    Supreme Beef wins in federal appeals court, but not soon enough to save its plant

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Bugs in the Tubs

    Texas consumers take on the whirlpool business--and that mysterious black crud shooting out of their bathtub jets

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Off the Killing Floor

    Dallas-based Supreme Beef wins a major round in its court battle with the USDA

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Slaughterhouse Jive

    Dallas-based Supreme Beef fought what it believes are unfair regulations, only to wind up on the USDA's killing floor

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    Her Whey

    Paula Lambert parlays a love of cheese into fame and life among the jet set

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From Russia, with bugs

    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

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Microbe brewery

    Wait, there is a reason why Stereolab CDs sound broken

  • Calendar

    February 4, 1999
  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Death on tap

    Cryptosporidium kills AIDS victims in Dallas. Who will the pathogen claim next?