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Meet the Man Who Wants to Make Eating Shad a Fad Again. Prepare for butterflies in your stomach with these insect delicacies. Future - Could you survive on just one food? Man cannot live on bread alone – not least because man would develop scurvy about a month or so into that little experiment.

Future - Could you survive on just one food?

Tokyo Neapolitan: The New Wave of Japanese Pizza. Tsubasa Tamaki was concerned with the state of the pizza in his new oven.

Tokyo Neapolitan: The New Wave of Japanese Pizza

Wearing his uniform of white t-shirt, faded blue jeans, and white Converse sneakers, he had stopped talking and began to watch the dough, eyeing the fire; a second too long and the pizza would be ruined. Impossible Foods. Your Breakfast Is About to Take a Weird Turn. James Yang We seem to have come full circle on milk.

Your Breakfast Is About to Take a Weird Turn

First people began spurning cow's milk in favor of soy, which they then swapped for almond or rice. Soon, baristas began touting hemp and coconut instead—nondairy milk sales have soared 30 percent since 2011. But the next trend for the beverage isn't a plant-based alternative: It's cow's milk—with a twist. Though nearly identical to the stuff you grew up drinking, this milk is produced not by bovines, but by yeasts—single-celled fungi. Humans have been using yeast in their cooking for at least 9,000 years. Log In. “It varies based on the company,” said Sara Haas, a dietitian speaking on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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“I encourage people to be label readers.” Vegans and others may prefer to drink plant-based milks over milk that comes from animals for a variety of reasons. But in terms of nutritional content, a recent study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition confirmed that plant-based beverages vary widely in their nutritional profiles, and the authors recommended that young children drink cow’s milk unless there is a medical reason they cannot. An eight-ounce glass of cow’s milk naturally contains about eight grams of protein and almost a third of the recommended Percent Daily Value of calcium.

Cow’s milk also naturally contains nutrients like potassium and vitamin B12. Edible insect farms creep closer to reality in Europe. As many have discovered, insects can be a delicious, not-at-all-creepy food source that could save us all from a looming global protein deficit.

Edible insect farms creep closer to reality in Europe

The good news is that the main objection to raising insects for food and livestock feed – that it poses insurmountable chemical and biological health risks – has been tentatively ruled out by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which says edible insects appear to pose no more of a chemical or biological hazard than any other form of livestock farming. In preparing their report, EFSA researchers drew data from peer reviewed scientific studies from France, the Netherlands and Belgium to create a risk profile identifying the potential biological, chemical and environmental hazards associated with farmed insects. The report also considered the potential hazards if the insects are fed on kitchen waste and animal manure. First gene-edited meal served up from CRISPR cabbage. It's not often that two people sitting down to dinner marks a huge step forward for science, but that was the case when two men in Sweden tucked into a meal of pasta and fried vegetables recently.

First gene-edited meal served up from CRISPR cabbage

The historic ingredient? Cabbage that had had its genome edited with CRISPR-Cas9, making it the first time such a plant had been grown, harvested, cooked and eaten. CRISPR genome editing is a revolutionary, relatively easy technique that allows scientists to make changes to the DNA of a living organism. Using it to remove certain genetic mutations could lead to the prevention of hereditary diseases, and scientists have already tested it with disorders like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, retina degeneration and even HIV.

In plants, it could help improve crop resistance to pests or weather conditions, or increase the yield and nutritional value of foods. How to Pick Better Cheese to Eat. On a rutted-out, unmarked dirt road deep in the hills of Greensboro, Vermont, there are more cows than humans.

How to Pick Better Cheese to Eat

Tenfold. This is the world of small creeks, covered bridges and rolling hills that lead to the small mountains of Vermont; it’s also HQ for a Wonka-like cheese operation known as Jasper Hill Farm and Cellars. This is a land of milk turned art, and the staff at Jasper take their cheese seriously. Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future. An international team of scientists has just sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches.

Scientists think cockroach milk could be the superfood of the future

The reason? It’s more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk and, the researchers think it could be the key to feeding our growing population in the future. Although most cockroaches don’t actually produce milk, Diploptera punctate, which is the only known cockroach to give birth to live young, has been shown to pump out a type of ‘milk’ containing protein crystals to feed its babies. The fact that an insect produces milk is pretty fascinating – but what fascinated researchers is the fact that a single one of these protein crystals contains more than three times the amount of energy found in an equivalent amount of buffalo milk (which is also higher in calories then dairy milk).

"The crystals are like a complete food - they have proteins, fats and sugars. Not only is the milk a dense source of calories and nutrients, it’s also time released. Frog Eyes Farm Grows Some of America's Only Real Wasabi. News flash: That hot green paste you find at sushi bars is almost definitely not wasabi.

Frog Eyes Farm Grows Some of America's Only Real Wasabi

It’s actually a mixture of horseradish, mustard powder and food coloring. Travel - The elusive cheese with no recipe. Forget lactose intolerance: when there’s a good cheese to be had, I’m on the hunt.

Travel - The elusive cheese with no recipe

So when my mother-in-law told me about an elusive cheese with no recipe on our family trip to the Balkans, I was intrigued. Dairy products are probably the last thing you associate with Bosnia and Herzegovina – and rightfully so. 3D-model of cream cheese can reduce food waste. Video: A 3D-model of cream cheese helps scientists understand the structure of our food and could help to cut waste in the food industry (Video: University of Copenhagen, Denmark) Cream cheese is an essential ingredient for a delicious cheese cake or a tasty bagel. But it is also providing new scientific insights into the 3D-structure of food products.

“There is still a lot that we don’t know about the structure of food, but this is a good step along the way to understanding and finding solutions to a range of problems related to food which cost the food industry a lot of money,” says co-author Jens Risbo from the Institute of Food science at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in a press release. The new study in published in the scientific journal Food Structure. A CT-scan of cream cheese The cream was based on vegetable fats and made especially for the research. Trader Joe's Food - The Best Frozen Food at Trader Joe's, According to Employees. Hatch chili mac & cheese Price: $2.99 The frozen mac & cheese has been a TJ's staple since at least 1850 (not an exact date, but it's close), so it makes sense that it comes with the employee stamp of approval, what with its advertised smoky heat, which you usually only get when you cook at home and forget to turn the burner off.

Shepherd's pie. Why does sugar in cornbread divide races in the South? If you stop by La’Wan’s Soul Food Restaurant in south Charlotte for collards and macaroni & cheese, there’s something important on your plate. Foodandwine. The food world is like Hollywood, when there is a lull in creativity the solution is to just take two already popular concepts and mash them together—Batman and Superman, Alien and Predator, hot tubs and time machines. Well introducing the Alien vs Predator of the food world: The Sushi Burger. Related: SUSHI BURRITOS ARE THE MAGICAL NEW FOOD MASH-UP WE CAN’T BELIEVE DIDN’T ALREADY EXIST Two delicious foods find themselves harmoniously smashed together. The sushi roll as burger starts with fish as the burger, ginger as the tomato, then two rice patties become the bun garnished with sesame seeds and avocado.

Inside the Louis' Lunch Hamburger. He burgers Jeff Lassen makes behind the low bar of Louis’ Lunch, wearing a white apron stained nearly black on either hip from wiping his gloved hands, follow a simple but unorthodox formula. Tater Tot Nachos Are the Left Shark of Super Bowl 2016. Huffingtonpost. Huffingtonpost. Would You Put Ketchup Leather on Your Burger? Belgian scientists use hybrid yeasts to create boutique chocolates.

Huffingtonpost. Huffingtonpost. Boston Bakery Pushes Pastry Limits, Stuffs Donuts With Lobster. How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful. BIG Vegan Cheese Guide + Reviews! I am SO excited to finally bring you guys this post: my BIG Vegan Cheese Guide and Review! This Disgusting Video Shows How Processed Deli Meat Is Made. After pictures of "pink slime" caused customers to question how McDonald's actually made Chicken McNuggets, the fast-food giant released a video showing how the popular snacks were created. Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand. The Fake Meat Industry's Quest To Make Faux Taste Real. Tech investors are always looking for the hot new gadget or the latest sexy app.

Dining After 'Downton Abbey': Why British Food Was So Bad For So Long. How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking. Nothing Can Kelp Us Now. Meet The New Kale. Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat. 10 Best Mail-Order Beef Companies, A Survey. Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit. House Of Carbs: A Big Ball O' Carbohydrates Is Good Eating In Ghana : Goats and Soda. How A Sleepy Pennsylvania Town Grew Into America's Mushroom Capital.

Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market.