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SNL Sketch Pokes Fun at Expensive Vitamix Blender (October 5, 2014): SNL pokes fun at the juicing craze. Sarah Silverman and Vanessa Bayer have a terrible argument over a Vitamix blender.

Napa Valley Earthquake Hits Vineyards Hard (August 26, 2014): Saturday's earthquake hit the Napa Valley vineyards really hard. Damage to wine and infrastructure is extensive, although injuries were minimal.

Chef David Chang Challenges Jimmy Fallon to a Spicy Chicken Wing Eating Contest (August 23, 2014): Things got hot and spicy as Jimmy Fallon and Chef David Chang competed in a chicken wing eating contest. They each tried to make the other guy sweat.

Chef Wiley Dufresne is Closing WD-50 (June 16, 2014): Molecular gastronomy evangelist Wiley Dufresne explains why he's closing his iconic restaurant WD-50 and reveals his future plans.

Giada De Laurentiis Opens Her First Restaurant at The Cromwell Las Vegas (June 8, 2014): Giada De Laurentiis has opened her first restaurant, Giada, at The Cromwell Las Vegas.

Jon Favreau Discusses His New Movie Chef and Training With Chef Roy Choi (June 6, 2014): Jon Favreau was a guest on Conan O'Brien's show to discuss his movie Chef, and how he has become obsessed with cooking. Smoking brisket is his favorite pastime.

Doctor Who Started Gluten Free Trend Says He Was Wrong (May 27, 2014): Doctor who started celebrity gluten free trend says a new study proves he was wrong. Gluten only harms those with celiac disease, does not cause symptoms for others.

Elite Taste Team at Starbucks Test 600 Cups of Coffee Daily (May 23, 2014): The elite taste team at Starbucks sample 600 different types of coffee each day. The tasting room is called the cupping room.

Deca Restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Chicago Offers $100 Grilled Cheese (April 11, 2014): The Deca Restaurant + Bar at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago is offering a $100 grilled cheese sandwich to celebration National Grilled Cheese Month.

Jacques Torres is Attempting to Break Chocolate Egg World Record (April 7, 2014): Chef Jacques Torres is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest chocolate egg.

Dominique Ansel's Cronut Bakery Closed Due to Mouse Infestation (April 4, 2014): Dominique Ansel's bakery has been closed due to a mouse infestation by The Health Department.

Emeril Makes Crustless Quiche With Swedish Chef on Good Morning America (March 14, 2014): Emeril made a crustless quiche with the Swedish Chef on Good Morning America.

Chobani Expands Offerings at New York City Soho Cafe (February 28, 2014): Chobani has expanded the offerings at its New York City Soho cafe to include simits and yogurt spreads.

Chef Wolfgang Puck Reveals 2014 Academy Awards Governors Ball Menu (February 28, 2014): The menu for the Governors Ball, which follows the 2014 Academy Awards, has been revealed. The menu was created by Chef Wolfgang Puck and Chef Matt Bencivenga.

L.A. Times' Food Section Staff Creates a Peyton Manning Cocktail and a Snack Stadium (February 1, 2014): The L.A. Times Food Section staff created a Peyton Manning cocktail and a giant snack stadium for Super Bowl Sunday.