Dietary Supplements: Thursday, February 3

Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Today we're serving up fried whale meat and cereal chemistry. Enjoy!

Today's menu features a tasty seafood platter with a chaser of dusty curiosities.

To start with, what's on the school lunch menu in Japan? Fried whale meat.

Oysters improve water, build habit, and feed gastronomes. But scientists say they are fast disappearing.

Could herds of sea cucumbers clean the sea floor around fish farms of the future—while also producing a salty, culinary delicacy?

NOAA's sensory sampling team re-opens 4,123 square miles of the Gulf for royal red shrimp fishing; more than 1,000 square miles surrounding the Deepwater Horizon wellhead remains closed.

Cereal Chemistry: the food and science writer Harold McGee reveals the book that inspired him to unravel the mysteries of bean-induced flatulence, rubbery fried eggs, and double-dipping bacteriology.

Egypt's Agricultural Museum—the oldest of its kind in the world—features an inflated cow's stomach, wax models of typical meals, and a moth-eaten taxidermied lion.

And, to wash it all down, 12 extremely bizarre beverage flavors, from pizza beer to Tofurky soda.

Dietary Supplements is a daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

Image: Jones' Tofurky Soda, via The Huffington Post.

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