Red Fruits from the Garden
Creative cuisine from Mugaritz, Renteria Spain

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

A paean to the most important position in the kitchen—the line cook.

The International Chili Society is now permitting chili with beans. Is the debate over?

Top Chefs review America’s food critics—guess who’s #1.

Fake Yelp reviews and the companies that write them.

20% of Yelp reviews are allegedly fake.

The Monsanto Protection Act is about to expire.

There has been very little change in the American diet since 2000.

Growing Sea Urchins in a lab and improving their flavor.

Ferran Adrià will publish a 7-volume illustrated catalogue of every recipe created at El Bulli from 2005-2011.

Mammoth wine corporation Treasury Estates is in trouble.

Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth does not like the movie Somm, a documentary about students studying for the Masters of Wine exam.

The Pho wars. A restaurant chain trademarks Pho, the national dish of Viet Nam. Can they do that?