The World in Chips

Wasabi Ginger – USA

Occasionally, chip manufacturers host contests to solicit new flavor ideas from their loyal customers. The result of these contests is usually a few solid new flavors, and a whole warehouse full of terrible ones — cappuccino, mango salsa, and cheddar bacon mac & cheese were the runner’s up for Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest last year. One of their most successful winners to date is the Wasabi Ginger flavor — tasters were drawn to it because it actually tasted like what it claimed to be. The heat of the wasabi and the warm spiciness of the ginger really came through.



Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…