You Can Thank Genetic Engineering For Your Delicious Cheese

It used to be that making cheese meant killing cows. Young cows, specifically—a few days old, at most. The stomach of an unweaned calf produces enzymes that turn liquid milk into good, hard, flavorful cheeses like Parmesan and Cheddar. These enzymes, called rennet, are secreted by mucous membranes that line the calf’s… »6/15/15 7:39pm6/15/15 7:39pm


How To Make Fried Mozzarella, Instead Of Getting It At A Crummy Bar

It's a perverse testament to fried mozzarella's greatness that even in its shittiest incarnations, even when it's just battered and deep-fried sticks of rubbery Polly-O string cheese prepared and served at your local dire corporate chain eatery with all the care and enthusiasm of a wino tumbling down a flight of… »10/18/14 11:55am10/18/14 11:55am

BBQ Chicken Pizza Smackdown: Pizza Hut Vs. Domino's

Several years ago, I came across a ranking of careers based on overall desirability. "President of the United States" was somewhere in the lower-middle of the pack, because it offers the most power and prestige, but also has the highest workplace fatality rate, terrible job security, brutal hours, and relatively low… »6/06/14 10:20am6/06/14 10:20am

How To Make Baked Ziti: A Guide For Heroes Willing To Eat All That Cheese

There come those times in each person's life when you really just want to eat All The Cheese. When you're drinking wine, or when you've had a dreary day and are stressed out and could use something indulgent to liven things up a little bit—or, really, any other time you happen not to be dead—man, eating All The… »3/30/13 12:30pm3/30/13 12:30pm

Relax, Everyone, Novak Djokovic Is Not Hoarding All The World's Donkey Cheese (Yet)

Hang on! Stop everything! There was no bigger story in sports in the last two weeks than the news that Novak Djokovic had cornered the market on the world's annual supply of donkey cheese to supply his restaurants in his native Serbia. But, bummer: The New York Times flooded the zone (not really) to get to the bottom… »12/21/12 4:00pm12/21/12 4:00pm

Why Is Novak Djokovic Cornering The World Market On Donkey Cheese?

We so wanted this to be one of those stories about a wealthy athlete splurging on stupid stuff because he's a wealthy athlete who can splurge on stupid stuff. Alas, there's a real, practical reason why tennis star Novak Djokovic has bought up the annual supply of donkey cheese from a farm in his Serbian homeland:… »12/10/12 6:00pm12/10/12 6:00pm