Side Dish: More Food on the Web

By: Julia Simon

That's The Cheddar: Since everything tastes better with cheese, spread the word about how these 8 popular cheeses got their names. [mentalfloss.com via eatocracy.cnn.com]

Food Pyramid Controversy: A nonprofit doctors’ group is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health for failing to recognize a vegetarian alternative to the traditional food pyramid. The organization claims that the pyramid “recommends meat and dairy products despite overwhelming evidence that these foods are unnecessary and unhealthy.” [ latimes.com via newyork.grubstreet.com]

Really Really Old Wine Discovered: What's thought to be the earliest example of a wine-producing facility has been found in Armenia, the BBC reports. Scientists found grapes and dozens of dried vines from 6,000 years ago in one of cave, as well as a basin where workers could stomp the grapes with their feet. [ bbc.co.uk]

What All Restaurant Websites Share: Is this the real reason we get so excited to go out to eat? And here we thought it was because it meant no cleanup. [ mcsweenys.net]

Here’s our round-up of food news, trends and happenings across the web. Check back for more, and tell us what else you’re loving in the comments.

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