On June 17th, Congress convened to vote on H.R. 1018, the Restore Our Mustangs Act, which expands the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 and prohibits the processing of wild horses or burros for slaughter.
The bill passed, but advocates against it claim that this wild horsemeat could be a viable source of sustenance for hungry people across the nation.
Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.
1. Xanthan gum
Sure the word "xanthan" sounds a little ominous, and yes, the stuff is made from the bacteria that cause black rot on broccoli plants. But xanthan gum is a pretty benign substance. When the bacteria (called Xanthomonas campestris, if you're a scientist) is mixed with corn sugar, it produces a tasteless, colorless goop that can be used as a thickener. It keeps ice cream from crystallizing and is what gives gluten-free bread its spongy texture. Some people may be allergic to it, but it's pretty much as harmless as you can get.
This morning, Condé Nast revealed Gourmet Live, described in an introductory video as "one of the best loved names in food redefined as a new technology experience."
Women's Wear Daily, a fellow Condé Nast publication, tweeted: "Gourmet Live launching from Conde Nast, a reimagining of the brand. Will have cooking, travel. Attempt to attract new readers, via the ipad."
Condé Nast closed the iconic food magazine in October 2009 after 68 years. Gourmet Live will be available on devices this fall, according to their website.
What do you think of Gourmet's rebranding? Let us know in the comments.
Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.
Use: When you devil those eggs, don't forget to sprinkle a little bit of smoked paprika on top.
Read the full entry for "devil."
Got a term you'd like defined? Tell us in the comments and we'll do our best to add it to the glossary.
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
"Would you like rings with that?"
Revel in National Onion Ring Day by chomping down some beer-battered rings of golden-fried goodness. The whole "slim down to suit up" summer motto can wait until tomorrow.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for … popsicles?
The word "popsicle" conjures up memories of stained-red lips from a melting Firecracker; hazy July days at summer camp with a Strawberry Shortcake Bar; or fighting with an older sibling for the last Fudgesicle in the box.
Now, the brightly colored treats are growing up and going artisan.
“That humblest of treats has been reincarnated, first by Mexicans and now by urban artisans,” Gus Rancatore recently wrote in the Atlantic.