Ig Nobel winner’s big new pepper

Ig Nobel Prize winner Paul Bosland has bred yet another surprising jalapeno pepper. Professor Bosland, director of The Chile Pepper Institute, New Mexico State University, was awarded the 1999 Ig Nobel Biology Prize for breeding a spiceless jalapeno chile pepper. The newly announced pepper (which is not spiceless) is meant to have an impressively large […]

Cheese over time

Can the basic attributes of a cheese remain stable over half a millennium or so? Fortunately, written details of the visual, olfactory, taste and texture characteristics of Parmigiano-Reggiano™ cheese can be traced back as far as the Middle Ages. Allowing the collection, consolidation and examination of historical data to form the basis of a new study […]