Paul the psychic octopus - still basking in the glory of his perfect World Cup predictions - is heading off to a new job as a fundraiser for sea turtles.
An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the winter-cursed region to its breaking point.
In New Orleans, cocktails are serious business. What better town for a temple to the history of the American libation?
Bourbon distillers are expanding their production and storage and dispatching sales teams around the world, bullish for a traditionally Southern US liquor gaining popularity worldwide.
Inspector Giorgio Capovani laid out his array of cheese impostors. A wedge of "Parmesansan" made in Lithuania, a container of "Parmazano Fiorentino" produced in Britain and labelled "dairy free," a chunk of German "Parmezano" sold in Mexico.
Paris might still be good if you've got a big wad of cash and want the best of the best. But Tokyo is really where it's at food-wise, at least according to the French people who keep track of these things.
The world just can't get enough wine.
It's not just fast food restaurants that have changed the way Americans eat - cookbooks share the blame.
Hollywood heartthrob Antonio Banderas has joined a growing number of celebrities whose passion for wine has led to the ownership of Spanish vineyards, his winery co-owners say.
One fears the natural order of things has been upended if the French are giving up their wine. But financial woes have driven many to do just that.
Willy Wonka would be horrified. Children who eat too much candy may be more likely to be arrested for violent behaviour as adults, new research suggests.
The bouncing mega-meatball record has landed in the United States East Coast.
Champagne bottles are getting lighter to go greener.
Looking to put a little pep in that mint julep? Add zing to your martini? A growing number of bartenders in the United States are playing with fire and ice, looking to Latin flavours for some hot new cocktails.
Not too long ago, the pastry chef was a bit of an afterthought. Sure, there was tiramisu and molten lava chocolate cake. But, for the most part, kitchen celebrity was measured by thrills at the grill, not by teaspoonfuls of baking soda.
Will a national requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie counts sound the death knell for bacon cheeseburgers and double chocolate doughnuts in the United States?
Everyone loves a good food fight, and there's a sizzler going on right now on the internet. At issue: what produces the better recipe - rigorous professional test kitchen protocols or the online consensus of multiple cooks?
Food historians say the term "meatball" is fairly new, most likely created in melting-pot America to refer to the classic Italian-American version in red sauce spooned over noodles.
Britain's new health minister has rejected celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's approach to improving school food and tackling childhood obesity.
No need to travel to Hogsmeade (or to Universal Orlando) to get a taste of Harry Potter's butterbeer.