TMN Weekender

You Are What You Eat

Just when Ikea’s PR team thought they could relax, one of their stores in Russia found horsemeat in its hot dogs.

This comes less than two weeks after the chain had to pull its signature Swedish meatballs from the menu, after horsemeat was found in those as well, and two days after they had to recall their almond and chocolate cakes, which were discovered to be contaminated with E. coli.

If culinary horror stories like Ikea’s make you long for the good old days of pre-industrial food, though, here are four stories that will remind you the simple life is no picnic, either—ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.


TMN Editor Liz Entman has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman