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.

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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?

Japanese Scientists Invent Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt

Ice cream that won't melt sounds like an impossible idea, but it's available now in Japan.

Do Our Food Choices Demonstrate Our Political Preferences?

Whole Foods or Randalls? Cracker Barrel or Au Bon Pain? And what do your answers say about the way you voted, if anything?

Wine Glasses Have Doubled in Size Since the '90s

One glass of wine might not be a big deal, until you consider how much glass sizes have increased.

The Delectable History of Cookbooks

A 4th-century cookbook advised readers how to get rid of the 'goatish smell' from stale bird meat.

What's the Fastest Way to Thaw a Frozen Turkey?

What's the fastest way to thaw a frozen turkey on Thanksgiving? There are a few different methods to do it safely.

5 Smooth Things You Didn't Know About Peanut Butter

Why was a peanut butter sandwich originally a high-class meal? Do Americans prefer crunchy or smooth? Find out these and other tasty peanut butter facts.

Chinese Five-spice Powder: Tasty and Not Necessarily Five Spices

What other spice can you name whose specific ingredients may vary?

How Restaurant Health Inspections Work

When your favorite restaurant ends up on the TV news with a C rating from the health inspector, does that mean you should never eat there again? Not so fast.

Antarctic Farm Could One Day Journey to Mars

The high-tech greenhouse will brave frigid temperatures, a long, dark winter and extremely low humidity in order to provide fresh produce to Antarctic residents.

Why Toys and Breakfast Cereals Have Been Linked for Decades

Kids have clamored for toys in their cereal boxes for decades, so how did the two become linked?

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bacon

The sound and smell of bacon sizzling on the stove sends your taste buds into overdrive. But how bad is it really?

Wasted Bread Is Being Brewed Into Craft Beer

You know that last loaf of bread that no one wants? It could get transformed into microbrews, courtesy of an organization that's passionate about both ending food waste and making delicious beer.

How Barbecue Works

Almost every country in the world has some dish involving meat cooked over the fire. In the U.S., it's called barbecue. Come with us on a mouthwatering-journey through the history, politics and techniques of barbecue.

Why 79 Percent of American Vegans are Women

Although the percentages of vegetarians in America is fairly split between men and women, an overwhelming majority of vegans are females. What's behind this disparity?

Calling a Watermelon 'Seedless' Is Kind of False Advertising

Don't let 'seedless' watermelons fool you — even though they may not prompt constant spitting, they really do have seeds.

How Cricket Farming Works

Cricket farming is growing in popularity as people learn their nutritional importance, and environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Why We Feel Hungry … Even When We're Not

Hunger doesn't always feel like a grumble in the tummy. And a grumble doesn't always mean you're truly hungry, either.


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