harold mcgee

  • Why Is My Garlic Blue?

    Why Is My Garlic Blue?

    With a few noticeable exceptions, such as blueberries, blue raspberry candy, and certain cocktails, blue is not a colour you want your food to be, especially if you weren’t planning on it. Blue (or turquoise, or green) garlic is particularly startling. Garlic is supposed to be beige, golden brown, or a deep, sticky black, but…

  • Is Grey Meat OK to Eat?

    Is Grey Meat OK to Eat?

    Meat eaters are not a monolith. Some seem to relish in the visceral aspects of eating animals, even going so far as to butcher their own, while others prefer to purchase sterile, shrink-wrapped packages of tenders and/or boneless, skinless breasts.