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News from the world of food and wine that you might have missed this week.

The taste test of laboratory-grown beef didn’t make chefs across the globe swoon. But the idea is interesting. Of course, there are the usual skeptics.

Even Bill Gates is now investing in fake chicken. Maybe he can do to the food industry what he’s done to education.

The Hosemaster’s send up of the “natural” wine movement will start your day off with a few laughs.

Eating lunch at your desk, instead of going out, makes you a better worker. That sort of misses the point doesn’t it?

Bon Appetit releases the nominations for best new restaurant.

Here is a chart that maps 250 shapes of pasta.

Oh Please. An LA eatery offers a menu with 45 pages devoted to water. When do the classes for water-sommelier begin?

Croissant-doughnut hybrids, test tube lab burgers, Krispy Kreme sandwiches and now, the Ramen Burger.

A cross between a wild boar and a pig—which looks a bit like a sheep—is gaining popularity with chefs.

Starbucks is taking over China.

Rituals make our food taste better according to research.

Remember those stories about chocolate as brain food from earlier this week? Don’t start powering down the cocoa just yet.

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