“The enormous, pungent, and extremely well marketed Maine Lobster Festival is held every late July in the state’s midcoast region, meaning the western side of Penobscot Bay, the nerve stem of Maine’s lobster industry.” Read More:

Reading: “Consider the Lobster”

“HERE’S THE CONCEIT: Build a single wood fire and, over the course of 30-plus hours, use it to roast, braise, bake, simmer and grill as many different dishes as possible — for lunch, dinner, breakfast and lunch again.” Read More:

Reading: “The 36-Hour Dinner Party”

“Exclusive Design Articles, Delivered to Your Inbox Daily. Unwrapping the foil initiated a slow-motion explosion of cheese. But in some beautiful paradox, the congealing fats were actually holding the tortilla together, filling in gaps like grout.” Read More:

Reading: “The Mystery Behind Chipotle’s Secret, 1,500-Calorie Super Burrito”

“As an icon of the American way, apple pie is a johnny-come-lately, a usurper, a pale pretender to its pastry throne. The phrase as American as apple pie is of 20th-century origin and didn’t attain wide currency until the 1940s.” Read More:

Reading: “The Real American Pie”

“Swedish designer, Alexander Lervik, has come up with a delicious lamp called Lumière au Chocolate. The lamp is set inside a chocolate structure and, as the heat of the light melts the chocolate, the lightbulb inside is slowly revealed.” Read More:

Reading: “Make You Melt”

“The marriage of fashion, food and print is being brought to life in the pages of the first issue of Alla Carta. Alla Carta is the Italian fashion and food publication from Yara De Nicola, Fabiana Fierotti and Valentina Barzaghi.” Read More:

Reading: “Dining Alla Carta”

“Pivotal research in the New England Journal of Medicine today confirmed well-worn notions that the Mediterranean diet — including produce, olive oil, nuts, etc. — significantly reduced rates of heart attacks and strokes, as compared to a low-fat diet.” Read More:

Reading: “At Least 7 Glasses of Wine Each Week”

“Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, barley, and rye that allows dough to rise. As yeast ferments sugar and releases carbon dioxide, gluten inflates like a hot air balloon, giving breads and cakes their delectable texture.” Read More:

Reading: “Why Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free ...

“In other hot button food issues, the study discovers that Democrats like bagels, croissants, and regular soda, while Republicans are more into donuts and diet soda. Democrats are also friendlier to vegans with a 48 percent approval rating compared to the Republicans’ 31 percent rating.” Read More:

Reading: “43% of Republicans Call the Olive Garden a ‘Quality ...

“Here’s the latest lecture from José Andrés’ new food class at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Though Andrés was out of town receiving an award in Spain, writer Harold McGee led off the class with a thorough discussion of how science has evolved through cooking.” Read More:

Reading: “Watch Harold McGee and Michael Brenner Talk Cooking as ...