News stories from the world of food and wine that you might have missed this week:
- Here is another raw meat contrivance: pork sashimi. And he gets really upset if anyone mentions health hazards.
- In case you were wondering, here is some instruction on how to cook nettles, those weeds with the tiny hairs you see on old country roads. They are actually good to eat.
- Japan’s consumers are increasingly preferring wheat-based foods over rice. Here is the story of how and why that happened
- Finally, U.S. standards for olive oil are now in place, helping to regulate an industry that has been plagued by accusations of fraud.
- A poem about tangerines and personal growth. If only people were so reliable sweetened over time
- Food and Wine Magazine has announced their Best New Chefs for 2012
- If you are nostalgic for your grandmother’s cooking, here is a paean to grandmother’s everywhere.