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.


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.

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?

People are passionate about coffee, and every connoisseur has an opinion about what to do when hot coffee goes cold. Reheating coffee's complicated.

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.

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?

Champagne may seem simple — bubbly, boozy, bold — but there's a complicated path from vine to glass, as our new FoodStuff podcast explains.

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

First researchers used a 3-D printer to make a pizza for NASA. Now scientists in Ireland have used the same technology to print cheese.

Walnuts, cashews, almonds and other nuts usually sell removed from their shell, but not pistachios — that's due to an event that happens during the growing process.

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?

Whether you're into craft cocktails, or just like Jack and Coke, you're sure to be stimulated by our list.

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.

Have you been thinking all wrong about the difference in fat content between milk varieties?

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 …