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A female chicken lays eggs, regardless of whether they're fertilized by a rooster. If egg-laying doesn't harm the animal, why don't vegans fry up a few?
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 17, 2017
A food historian argues against our romanticizing of eating 'fresh, local food, like great-grandma did' while ignoring the toil involved in doing so.
By Dave Roos Jan 3, 2017
Pro tip: Don't give people presents they wouldn't actually use.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Dec 16, 2016
Tired of those same old sugar cookies pressed into the same old snowman shape? Why not do some old-school baking this year? As in Sumerian old school.
By Kate Kershner Nov 30, 2016
Wine may give the body a little protective boost, a new study finds, but that's still no reason to reach for a smoke.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 29, 2016
A chicken nugget that looks like a U.S. President? Meat resembling a certain Sith Lord? Sometimes the eye plays tricks on you, and things get weird.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 23, 2016
Thanksgiving Day is No. 1 for cooking fire accidents, and turkey fryers are a big part of the problem. Here's why, scientifically speaking.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Nov 23, 2016
You may love the burn of food that's triple Thai hot, but do your poor taste buds?
By John Donovan Nov 20, 2016
Research shows that weaving courses of different culinary traditions into the same meal could increase overall satisfaction.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 3, 2016
It's not just in your mind – a study showed that pairing cheese with wine made wine taste better. Here's why.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 31, 2016
Because that's how much these exclusive Swedish crisps cost. At more than $11 each, they're the world's most expensive. The money's going to charity, but still …
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 25, 2016
Pre-Columbian civilizations perfected a way of processing corn that's still important.
By Sarah Gleim Oct 18, 2016
The American Civil War was a time of horror, loss and division. Plus many soldiers had to endure a vile, evaporated coffee sludge known as "The Essence of Coffee."
By Robert Lamb Oct 15, 2016
Yes, folks, tea has now joined the dubious list of products available in a spray can. Who's clamoring for this?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 26, 2016
By cutting cows out of the equation entirely, the company Perfect Day looks to create animal-free milk in a lab, benefiting the environment, cows — and the bottom line.
By Jesslyn Shields Aug 31, 2016
New research indicates a genetic variation may affect how quickly the body breaks down caffeine, affecting the frequency of a certain craving.
By Christopher Hassiotis Aug 26, 2016
Looking for the next great dining experience? There’s a pop-up restaurant going around the world that’ll print your meal for you.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Aug 16, 2016
And that can be bad news for your waistline.
By Kate Kershner Jul 28, 2016
Come again? Here's what's really inside the typical restaurant 'wasabi'.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jul 22, 2016
Vegan cooking struggles with replicating magical egg whites. Turns out we've been pouring a potential meringue lifesaver down the drain for years.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 21, 2016
That loaf of bread could help to reduce the overall cost of space travel. Really.
By Jonathan Strickland Jul 14, 2016
Or is the famous flavor simply made up?
By Sarah Gleim Jul 13, 2016
A new study says eating pasta may help you lose weight. We were skeptical too — until we looked at the evidence.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jul 8, 2016
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut reclaimed the throne at the 2016 Coney Island competitive eating contest, while Miki Sudo defended her crown for the third year.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jul 6, 2016
What if chocolate could be more delicious and healthier? Sound impossible? Researchers have managed to make the stuff of chocolate dreams a reality.
By Jonathan Strickland Jun 23, 2016
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