Can This Cultivated Meat Startup Make Lion Meat a Thing?

A lion is seen at the Izmir Natural Life Park. | Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

An interview with the founder of Primeval Meats, a company that specializes in reproducing meat from wild animals

Yilmaz Bora got the idea for his company, Primeval Foods, while watching an Eater video about Aska, a two-Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant in Brooklyn. In the video, chef Fredrik Berselius makes quenelles of caviar, inspects a live king crab, and forages ginkgo nuts. But the thing that caught Bora’s attention was the bird. “It was not a chicken, but a bird,” he said. Actually it was a quail, aged and cooked medium-rare, and served dead-bird-style, with the feet still attached. “The owner said he was serving hundreds of them each week,” says Bora. As a vegan, this was unappealing but amazing to him, and it made him realize food that emphasizes a raw connection to … Read more

Instant Pot Birria Tacos (Disneyland Copycat)

These birria tacos are packed full of flavor! They are filled with beef and Mexican flavorings that are so delicious that you will definitely need to come to this meal hungry because you will for sure be asking for seconds!

Make this the main course for any Taco Tuesday! After all, everyone needs some delicious Mexican food on hand that you can whip up at any time! Add in my favorite amazing street tacos, this Rotel dip, and these nachos, and make it a meal to remember!

A platter with cooked birria tacos and a small bowl of sauce to dip them in. The plate it garnished with cilantro and lime slices.

What are Disneyland Copycat Birria Tacos?

These tacos are a work of art! Every single minute that you spend making them will be worth it. I first had birria tacos from a restaurant in California Adventure (Disneyland) called Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill. They became viral, and I just had to try making them on my own. Because we can’t just go to Disneyland … Read more

Israeli Salmonella chocolate recall spreads to the U.S.

Production has been stopped at a confectionery factory in Israel because of Salmonella concerns, with affected products also sent to the United States.

Strauss’ Elite-branded chocolate items such as cakes, wafers, energy grain snacks, energy chocolate rice cakes, chewing gum and toffee candies of all dates are affected.

They have been distributed in the kosher market nationally in the U.S., primarily in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Florida. Products have also been sold directly to customers via, Fresh Direct, and all retailer online sites. No related illnesses have been reported. Recalls have also been issued in Australia and New Zealand.

There have been cases of illness in Israel reportedly linked to the confectionery products but this has not been confirmed by Israeli authorities.

Incident timeline
Salmonella was detected on a production line at the plant in Nof Hagalil and in the liquid … Read more

Gluten Free Strawberry Breakfast Cake

This gluten free strawberry breakfast cake is light and fresh-tasting with a tender crumb and plenty of fresh strawberries. Life is short; have cake for breakfast!

What’s a gluten free breakfast cake?

A breakfast cake is a sweet treat that takes very little time to make (one bowl, one pan, right in the oven) and is still satisfying and beautiful on your table. Most “regular” cakes have more sugar added, and don’t contain fruit in the batter, whereas a breakfast cake usually does.

I think of breakfast cake as an alternative to pancakes or French toast. All that fresh fruit baked right into it releases tons of moisture in the oven, so the rest of the batter is very thick—but the result is super moist and tender, even without that much sugar.

Why this is the best gluten free breakfast cake recipe

This gluten free strawberry breakfast cake is … Read more

How Public Libraries Are Seeding America’s Gardens


Libraries across the country are fighting food insecurity by offering communities free seeds and gardening education

This story was originally published on Civil Eats.

At the public library in Mystic, Connecticut, a card catalog that formerly stored book due dates now holds endless packets of seeds. There’s eggplant and kale, marigolds and zinnias; more than 90 different types of seeds available for anyone with a card to take home and plant.

“The library has become so much more than just a place to come in and get books,” said Leslie Weber, the youth services associate at the Mystic & Noank Library. “It’s becoming a community center, and the seed library fits right into that. It gets people outside, gets children involved with gardening, and we’re pushing to address food insecurity with it.”

The seed library in Mystic is just one of a number that have sprouted up around … Read more