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How Michelin Became Synonymous With the World's Best Restaurants

Michelin's iconic dining guide rates the best restaurants in 30 countries and four continents. But how did a tire company start rating restaurants?

The Light and Fluffy History of Southern Biscuits

And a simple biscuit recipe to go along with it.

How Coconut Oil Went From Superfood to 'Pure Poison'

Coconut oil has either been lauded as a superfood that can cure a multitude of things or a fat-monster best avoided like the plague. What's the truth?

Forget Soft Serve! Booza Is the Stretchy New Ice Cream Sensation

Booza is one of the oldest kinds of ice cream in the world, but this stretchy treat is bizarre news to most of us.

Water Is Free. Why Do Americans Spend Billions on the Bottled Stuff?

In 2017, bottled water surpassed soda as Americans' favorite drink. How did water, something we get for free, become a multi-billion-dollar business?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Fried Chicken

How did this dish become so associated with the American South and yet so beloved all over the world?

17.6 Million Americans Still Lack Access to Healthy Food

The number of Americans living in food deserts has decreased, but there's still a long way to go before everyone has access to healthy food.

Tiny Traces of Fukushima Found in Limited California Wines

Chernobyl affected European wines. Fukushima seems to have affected at least a small slice of California wines. The question is how much?

Is Juice Really Better for You Than Soda?

Unless it's fresh-squeezed (and even then) juice is loaded with sugar, often as much as a can of Coca-Cola. So why do we still tout it as healthy?

Who's Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?

It's not just people with an affinity for hot sauce. The real answer will probably surprise you.

U.S. Trans Fat Ban Goes Into Effect. Almost.

The U.S. government ban on artificial trans fats went into effect on June 18, 2018, but includes a one-year extension for certain additives.

Who the Heck Orders a Burger at IHOP?

The famed pancake chain is now a burger chain? What is happening?

Got Cockroach Milk?

Yep – cockroach milk is being touted in some circles as the next non-dairy milk substitute. But, seriously, OMG.

The Fascinating History of Lemonade

Lemonade has a long and storied history, from its beginnings in ancient Egypt all the way to current 21st-century pop culture.

Come and Get It! A Spicy Barbecue Quiz

Barbecue season is upon us in all its mouth-watering glory. What's your BBQ IQ? Find out with this quiz.

How Safe is Our Drinking Water?

Cities across the U.S. are dealing with contaminated tap water. How can we know that the water we are drinking is OK?

Barbecue Kings Are Crowned at Memphis in May

More than 230 teams will compete at the 2018 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, also known as Memphis in May.

Can You Microwave a Steak to a Perfect Medium-rare?

If a microwave's your only option, could you make it work?

What's the Difference Between Macronutrients and Micronutrients?

The two words may sound like a mouthful, but together they make up the building blocks of healthy food.

How You Eat May Reveal Who You Are

There are a lot of quirky eaters out there. Are you one of them?

Food May Soon Be 3-D Printed to Meet Nutritional Needs

3-D printed food? It could be coming to your plate in the not-so-far-off future.

The Coffee Belt and Your Morning Joe

To begin to understand the Coffee Belt, you first have to know what makes for a tasty coffee bean.

Chocolate: Big Cravings and an Even Bigger Carbon Footprint

A new study finds that, on average, it takes 264 gallons (1,000 liters) of water to make a single chocolate bar. Now that's a hefty footprint.

So That's Where Baby Veggies Come From!

Little tiny vegetables seem to pop up everywhere these days, but where do they come from?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pizza

On a cold winter's day, a hot piece of pizza really satisfies. It works just as well on a hot summer's day with an icy soda too. But who invented pizza? And what did Chuck E. Cheese's have to do with Atari?


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