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Food & Culture deals with how we perceive food in our daily lives and how it can affect us in both positive and negative ways.

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Sure, you could go out to dinner for Valentine's Day like every other couple. But why not surprise your man with a fantastic dish that'll knock his socks off?


5 Things You Didn't Know About Doughnuts

Homer Simpson's favorite snack was once called 'oily cakes.' Get more on this story and other fun history on doughnuts. See more »

Wasted Food in the U.S. Could Feed Much of Population

Americans toss nearly 40 percent of the nation's food supply — enough to provide more than two-thirds of the country with a healthy daily diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. See more »

Why the U.S. Cares So Much About Corn ... Is Complicated

The United States grows billions of dollars of corn every year. Though little of that goes to feeding its citizens. Is that the best farm policy going forward? See more »

Trendy Broth Driving Up Prices of Bones

Have you jumped on the bone broth bandwagon? Then the rest of the world has you to thank for driving up the price of the bones that go into making it. See more »

28 Million More People Became Food Insecure in 2016. Here's Why

Famine is gripping parts of Africa and millions could be on the verge of starvation. The numbers from a new study show food insecurity is increasing globally. But why? See more »

Mario Batali, American Chemical Society Weigh in on the Science of Pasta

There's definitely an art to making pasta. But knowing the science behind the dough it is how to make truly perfect pasta. See more »

A Worldwide Olive Oil Shortage May Be Looming

As demand for olive oil is at its peak, production is at its lowest in Southern Europe, which accounts for 70 percent of the world's supply. Is a shortage on the horizon? See more »

Why Hot Food Always Seems So Much More Satisfying Than Cold Food

Why, when hungry, do we crave warm food more than something cold? It may have something to do with your nose. Or your gut. Or your brain. See more »

Wine Before a Cigarette Could Mitigate Some Harmful Effects of Smoking

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

7 Weird Instances of Food That Looks Like Something Else

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. See more »