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News items you might have missed this week, some amusing, some not so much:

  • Vegetarians beware. Authentic Parmesan cheese must be made with animal rennet. If I were a vegetarian, I could not live without pesto.
  • Affordable burgundy! Burgundian wines have increased so much in price in recent years that they are out of the price range of most wine lovers. Here is a very useful post naming the wines of Burgundy that are still affordable.
  • Ferran Adria, one of the founders of molecular gastronomy, has a cookbook aimed at the home cook–The Family meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria
  • Here is something distinctly not amusing, but nevertheless important. A comprehensive article on what to do about the decline of the oceans.