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.
Want a Perfect Cuppa Joe? Roast Your Own Coffee Beans
How Escargot Evolved From Snail Snack to Treat for the Elite
Capicola: The Italian Dried Meat Tony Soprano Called 'Gabagool'
Spread Holiday Cheer With a Good Mulled Beer
What Is Candy Corn and How Is It Made?
Why Restaurants Are So Loud These Days
How to Cut a Pineapple in 4 Easy Steps
Butter Boards Are Creaming Charcuterie Spreads This Season
5 Ways to Open a Can Without a Can Opener
Does Chicken Soup Really Help When You’re Sick?
5 Fall Foods You Can Forage in Your Own Neighborhood
Sardines: The Stinky Little Fish You Should Be Eating
What Is Imitation Crab Meat? Is the Crab Substitute Vegan?
Macaroon vs. Macaron: Differentiating Between Sweet Treats
Mezcal vs. Tequila: A Guide to Agave-based Spirits
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You probably won't find a pawpaw in your grocery store or local farmers' market, so what's the deal with this most elusive of fruits?
Jaggery is an unrefined sugar made from sugarcane that is frequently used in both savory and sweet dishes prepared throughout southwest Asia.
You've seen the ads and surely you've seen the "left" and "right" candy bars. But come on. Are they playing mind games with us or are these two bars really different?
Sour cream and crème fraîche have a lot in common. But these two rich toppings aren't exactly the same. We'll tell you how they differ.
Even if you think you hate fruitcake, a taste of Caribbean black cake could go a long way toward changing your mind. Let's dive into its rich and delicious history.
By Dave Roos
Science has made it possible for some apples to be stored as long as a year before selling. How is that done, and is it safe?
You think the turducken is a glutinous holiday dish? Let us introduce you to the Christmas PieCaken.
Global retail sales of protein supplement products reached a staggering $18.9 billion in 2020, but is all this extra protein in our diets really necessary?
They can be stored for up to five years before they lose their potency, and they are a versatile nutritional powerhouse.
Our ancestors survived long winters because of fermented foods, but what health benefits do they have for modern humans?
Mayonnaise is the best baker's secret ingredient. Why? Because its simple emulsion of egg, oil and acid is vital to most baking recipes.
By Suzie Dundas
The café Alice Waters opened in Berkeley, California, in 1971 launched California cuisine and the farm-to-table movement. Fifty years later Chez Panisse is still one of America's most influential restaurants.
Coca-Cola decided to change the recipe of its popular Coke Zero to make it taste more like the regular version. But fans are already up in arms. Dare we say another New Coke?
By Sarah Gleim
Ah, food. It's different all over the world, and what's strange to you is totally mundane to someone else. Come along as we discover some interesting breakfast options from around the globe.
By Jeremy Glass
Been searching the world for that perfect cup of coffee? Maybe learning the fine art and science of roasting your own coffee beans is the way to go.
By Muriel Vega
Congee is simple comfort food at its best. This rice dish dates all the way back to ancient China, but its roots aren't based solely in Chinese food. Have you tried it?