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

World War II propaganda is behind the myth that carrots help you see in the dark.

Here is Bon Appetite’s list of the best new restaurants in 2013.

NPR has a fascinating story of how cooking has changed over the last 300 years.

Historically, kids in Russia didn’t grow up on soda. They drank Kvas—fermented brown bread with a distinctively sour taste.

I do my share of complaining about McDonald’s. But their fries are good. Here’s how to make them at home.

Can they really make Grand Crus wines in India?

Restaurant surcharges? Some make sense. Some don’t.

Some bad news for coffee drinkers, with the usual caveats about the limits of the study.

An art student designs a ring on which is perched a wine glass so you’re always ready when the right wine comes along.

Are you a coffee shop squatter? Some coffee shops don’t like students who show up with lap tops.

Some limited but interesting empirical evidence that experienced wine tasters are really good at what they do.