January 24, 2013 Mainers say the shrimp have a sweet and delicate flavor. But there won't be many of them to go around this year. The fishing season is short, the allowable catch is small and the number of shrimp in the Gulf of Maine has been dwindling for a while now.
January 24, 2013 Most dogs will eat just about anything. But, that wasn't always the case. The domestic dog's ancestor, the gray wolf, only ate meat. And a new report suggests hanging out with humans — and our garbage — may have helped them evolve to digest a wide range of foods.
January 24, 2013 While many of us have long suspected that eating frequent, small and tasty meals prevents overindulging, a new study of French men indicates that it just might be true. So cut that breakfast croissant into fourths and eat it slowly.
January 23, 2013 It's not until an accident happens and food comes pouring out of a truck or tanker that we remember all the edible goods in motion around us. We round up a few sticky, fiery food disasters that have caused more than a few headaches.
January 23, 2013 The genes of the root vegetable have a juicy story to tell of trans-oceanic adventure. A DNA analysis of sweet potatoes adds evidence to the theory that ancient Polynesians visited South America long before the Europeans arrived.
January 23, 2013 This updated version of the traditional end-of-weekend meal is a great way to turn a lazy weekend into an occasion, to gather family or friends for good food and good times.
January 23, 2013 Farmers in the Southeast had accused their own food cooperative, the Dairy Farmers of America, of striking a deal that created a milk monopoly and suppressed the price paid for raw milk. In settling the case, the cooperative said it did nothing wrong.
January 23, 2013 For 16 years, Mexican growers have agreed not to sell tomatoes below what's called a reference price, meant to protect Florida growers from cheap Mexican tomatoes. But half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S. come from Mexico, and Mexican growers say it's because their tomatoes taste better.
January 22, 2013 A new report says the number of ER visits involving caffeine-laced energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011. Many of those visits involved patients who combined the drinks with alcohol and other drugs, intensifying the effects. Manufacturers say there's no proof the drinks are to blame.
January 22, 2013 Hundreds of thousands of people turned out in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration festivities. And boy, were they hungry. We tracked down the good stuff for you in pictures.
January 21, 2013 Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman says he's still not sure how it happened, but his team of cake makers will be serving their country by bringing the cake to the inaugural ball.
January 20, 2013 Jim Hewes has been bartending at the historic Willard Hotel's Round Robin Bar for 27 years. The bar is just a stone's throw from the White House, and Hewes mixes up presidential history with his cocktails. For the inauguration, he has come up with a drink list inspired by the 44 presidents.
January 19, 2013 Gearing up for inaugural weekend balls often means getting ready to stand in lots of lines for some not-so-awesome food. But if you want to say goodbye to the rubber chicken brigade, these foodcentric inaugural balls might be a better bet.
January 18, 2013 The ancient Mexican sauce for meat and poultry, using a mixture of chilies, sweets and nuts, has roots in pre-Columbian times with a strong Spanish influence. As Mexican culinary traditions follow migrants around the world, the complex sauce is earning legions of fans.