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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Get by With a Lot of Unpaid LaborEvery year, the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list elicits the same round of responses. Chefs cheer their colleagues. Those who can afford [more]

Netflix’s ‘Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories’ is the Food-Centric Drama of the Year Lifestyle The Japanese manga-inspired series captures the bonding and healing powers of breaking bread—er, slurping noodles—with friends and strangers This Netflix series explores the healing nature over [more]

The Mesmerizing Magic of Mechanized Vegetable Peelers Food As appealing to watch as they are to use These machines are as appealing to watch as they are to use. Watch more [more]

San Diego's Higher Minimum Wage results in 4000 fewer jobsSan Diego's restaurant recession is another data point suggesting that making it more expensive to employ people causes fewer people to be employed. Shocker. Read more [more]

Worlds 50 best restaurants-2017Eleven Madison Park finishes #1 Read More [more]

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain FunctionSome researchers believe that the microbiome may play a role in regulating how people think and feel. Read more [more]

How to Improve Your Sense of Smell—and Why You’d Want ToAn author’s 18-month effort to become a certified sommelier uncovers the science behind the brain-changing effects of a highly evolved nose Read more [more]

The pivot: How failing Seattle restaurants survive — and thriveCurrent concept not drawing the dining crowds? “Pivot” is the new verb in the industry. Here’s how some local chefs are changing it up (or, [more]

Crib Sheet: Your Guide to Italy’s “Other” Coastal White What do you do if you’re a wine region that’s uncool? This is a question I think about a lot, as wines come in and [more]

Millions of Salmon Disappear on West Coast USFollowing the catastrophic effects of Fukushima, now millions of salmon are missing from the Pacific Ocean and presumed dead.  Read more  [more]

11 Dried Mexican Chiles to Know and Love, and How to Use Them Food A beginner's guide to the pantry workhorse of Mexico How to identify, shop for, and cook with the pantry workhorse of the Mexican kitchen: dried chile [more]

Your Guide to American Single Malt Whiskey The first rule of American single malt whiskey is that there is no American single malt whiskey. At least not in the eyes of the [more]

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