Food and Recipes

Here is a place for you to play with your food -- literally: enjoy, have fun with and celebrate food -- but don't worry, we'll still help you get dinner on the table every night.


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?

A food historian argues against our romanticizing of eating 'fresh, local food, like great-grandma did' while ignoring the toil involved in doing so.

Pro tip: Don't give people presents they wouldn't actually use.

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.

Wine may give the body a little protective boost, a new study finds, but that's still no reason to reach for a smoke.

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.

Thanksgiving Day is No. 1 for cooking fire accidents, and turkey fryers are a big part of the problem. Here's why, scientifically speaking.

You may love the burn of food that's triple Thai hot, but do your poor taste buds?

Research shows that weaving courses of different culinary traditions into the same meal could increase overall satisfaction.

It's not just in your mind – a study showed that pairing cheese with wine made wine taste better. Here's why.

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 …

Pre-Columbian civilizations perfected a way of processing corn that's still important.

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."

Yes, folks, tea has now joined the dubious list of products available in a spray can. Who's clamoring for this?

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.

New research indicates a genetic variation may affect how quickly the body breaks down caffeine, affecting the frequency of a certain craving.

Looking for the next great dining experience? There’s a pop-up restaurant going around the world that’ll print your meal for you.

And that can be bad news for your waistline.

Come again? Here's what's really inside the typical restaurant 'wasabi'.

Vegan cooking struggles with replicating magical egg whites. Turns out we've been pouring a potential meringue lifesaver down the drain for years.

That loaf of bread could help to reduce the overall cost of space travel. Really.

Or is the famous flavor simply made up?

A new study says eating pasta may help you lose weight. We were skeptical too — until we looked at the evidence.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut reclaimed the throne at the 2016 Coney Island competitive eating contest, while Miki Sudo defended her crown for the third year.

What if chocolate could be more delicious and healthier? Sound impossible? Researchers have managed to make the stuff of chocolate dreams a reality.