Dutch scientist Mark Post and his team are all set to fry up and serve the world’s first stem cell-grown hamburger for two lucky taste testers to try. While everyone else is wondering how it will taste, I think the bigger question is, how long is it before Frankenburger turns bad, kills a villager, and gets its creators killed by a mob wielding pitchforks and torches? It’s thoughts like this that keep me up late at night.
People have debated whether or not spicy food right before bed actually causes nightmares. A recent story on NBC.com says there’s some evidence supporting that notion.
All the hottest chile peppers in the world originated in Trinidad and Tobago. But how and why? Here are some of my theories. I invite comments on this work in progress.
Woohoo! At long last, funding for my chile pepper death ray project! Well, maybe not. However, University of Washington researcher Josh Tewksbury may have found funding for his pet pepper project via a new venture named Microryza.
Normally when a cop whips out his pepper spray on a protester, that protester responds by shaking on the ground for a half hour. In this case, I’m guessing when a cop whips out his pepper spray, the protester whips out his burrito. By “case” I mean the Occupy-esque protest that took place near the end of last year in …
This is the first ever biographical essay on the professional life of Wilbur Scoville.
Three-dimensional food printing may be the ultimate in custom cuisine. 3-D food printers can make little space shuttle-shaped scallop nuggets, or cakes and cookies with edible messages in them. It will even make a solid hamburger patty with layers of ketchup and mustard embedded inside. How did we survive without this?