'Tis the season for chapulines, grasshoppers of many different sizes and stripes, that spring up throughout the summer and are harvested in early autumn as food. In markets throughout Central and Southern Mexico, chapulines are sold in big, rusty mounds; they're often toasted on the comal, seasoned ... More >>
Gotham’s first nocturnal heroes
Brian Dailey’s video comes to Times Square
Ashley Bickerton returns to Lehmann Maupin
Between the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder, the varroa mites, and various pesticides, fungicides, viruses, and other problems plaguing honeybee populations around the world, keeping an apiary strong and healthy these days is no easy task.
I don't want to see any reality shows, actually, but here are some I'd particularly kick in my set to avoid: *Head Games Severed heads are used as bowling balls in this macabre slice of life, filled with trailer trashy people looking for cheap recreational thrills. See if you can spot some of you ... More >>
Foraging for a good time
The kitchen is so tiny at Upper East Side newbie Dragonfly that it's a miracle more than one cook can fit--let alone a team pumping out an array of Asian-fusion dishes like cheese stuffed tater tots and Far East inflected ceviche. But Cornelius Gallagher is not new to the challenges on the New York ... More >>
A Post Plastica future is inevitable
Enda Walsh’s latest comes to Brooklyn
Some sad news for hungry potheads everywhere: Jeno Paulucci, a Minnesota food magnate who popularized pizza rolls in 1968, died Thursday -- just four days after his wife of 64 years passed.
via Ted_Roger_KarsonMazda is recalling over 65,000 cars because yellow sac spiders have been found nesting in fuel hoses, the Daily News reports. The spiders have only taken to inhabiting Mazda6 models; probably due to their aerodynamic design, 5-star crash safety rating and responsive handli ... More >>
Chantal MartineauWe were not ready for this jelly. The picture you see was not staged. It's exactly what we saw when we extracted our butter knife from the jar of red currant jelly purchased recently at the Greenmarket. And if you can't tell what that curled mass is sitting on the blade's sur ... More >>
Have we properly freaked out about bedbugs yet this year? Not really? Let's do it, now! The Wall Street Journal published a piece today that had even our most hardened staff members quivering in their cargo shorts. Here are the scariest bits: --"bedbugs may have boosted their natural defense ... More >>
There can be only one Lykke Li
Though we actually think these bugs are so cute
Joyride TruckNow that ice cream has been re-purposed, re-imagined, and re-packaged within an inch of its life, a couple of savvy entrepreneurs have turned their attention to its prim and more shamelessly franchised cousin, frozen yogurt.
Fashion photog captures a dying beauty
Did you know the 2 Live Crew boss is now a columnist for our compatriots at New Times down in Miami? It's true, and after a few warm-up pieces ("Fire Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra"), Luther Campbell today addresses why Lil Wayne and T.I. risked their careers over firearms. Short version: Try goin ... More >>
Despite the founding this year of the city council's Bed Bug Advisory Board, bedbugs are still a problem in New York. WABC proposed yesterday a "less than $20" solution developed by a Rutgers entomology professor Changlu Wang: a fabric-lined, upside-down pet dish with a cooler of dry ice on ... More >>
be_khe/flickrGuess who's coming to dinner?The mice-in-the-cheesecake photos purportedly taken at Junior's the week before last served as a reminder, once again, that vermin aren't terribly picky about where they make their home, and that DOH woes aren't limited solely to the likes of Taco Bel ... More >>
Bungee through an urban odyssey
Foraging for mushrooms, keeping bees, making buttermilk for the human race... For a break from chilling apocalyptic tell-all food films, check out the sweet stories being told at this year's NYC Food Film Festival, which kicks off June 13. [via The Feedbag]
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Spotted in Phalabowra, South Africa: mopani, caterpillars lightly fried in onions and garlic. They're brightly colored in reds and blues when alive, but crunchy and chewy like this, and best enjoyed with pap and gravy. Sarah ate mopanis stateside, and blogged about it here.
Our upstairs neighbors recently went on a trip to Botswana and South Africa. Last night, we stopped by to eat some wildebeest paté, impala paté, (both good) and crunch on sundried mopani worms, a staple food of northern Botswana.I once swore that I would never eat grubs unless some saintly grandmo ... More >>
'Bust' and local artists rescue the ailing holiday craft fair