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
5 Fall Foods You Can Forage in Your Own Neighborhood
Sardines: The Stinky Little Fish You Should Be Eating
7 Seeds You Should Totally Be Eating
Kopi Luwak: The Expensive Coffee Cruelly Made of Civet Poop
The 'Straight Up' History of the Iconic Martini Glass
How Do Today's Brewers Make Non-alcoholic Beer?
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The main differences between espresso coffee and drip coffee are the fineness of the grind and the brewing time. Read this article to learn about the differences between drip and espresso coffee.
Mayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce or dressing that is made of oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. It's not the same as salad dressing, which doesn't contain egg yolks and is generally sweeter than mayonnaise.
Eggs are rich in protein, especially the egg whites. It's this protein that causes eggs to become hard when boiled. Learn just how exactly this process happens.
Read this article to find out just how can you make a wine glass sing with video instructions and more.
Ever wondered why people tap on soda cans before opening them? They do this to avoid a soda can explosion, but does it really help or is it a myth?
You know you love the salty goodness of a potato chip, but where did the potato chip come from? Learn the history behind this salty treat.
Self-cleaning ovens use a temperature cycle to burn off spills leftover from baking, without the use of any chemicals. Learn more about self-cleaning ovens and what to use it for.
Fall's official beverage, as some call it, is seriously lacking in pumpkin and spices.
By Alia Hoyt
If you’re a clean freak, the thought of a meal cooked on an ongoing basis in a vessel that’s never washed may horrify you. But some swear by nosh prepped in perpetuity.
As the saying goes, there's no use crying over spilled milk. But many of us shed tears over onions. What prompts this weird physiological reaction?
How do beermakers know how much alcohol is in the beer? And what is the difference between percent alcohol by volume and by weight?
Olestra is a synthetic fat used in certain food products. Find out what it's made of and whether it's safe for you.
I've enjoyed Thousand Island salad dressing for years, and I've always wondered how it got its name. For that matter, how did ranch dressing get its name? Is French dressing really from France? And what is in those dressings?
Maybe you've tried this game of biting down on a wintergreen candy in the dark and looking in the mirror and seeing a spark. Where do those sparks come from?
Ever wondered why a popsicle is called a quiescently frozen confection"? Confused as to what quiescently frozen confection even means? Find out your answers to these questions.
I love decaffeinated coffee, but I've always wondered how they get the caffeine out of a coffee bean. How are coffee, tea and colas decaffeinated?
When I open a can of Guinness or some of the other upscale beers from Europe, I notice that a plastic ball shaped widget inside the tin releases gas to aerate the beer. How does this work?
Why is it called a "hamburger" when there is no ham in it? Find out the answer to this meat mystery here.
When a food is labeled as Kosher, it means that the food has been prepared in accordance with the rules of food preparation set forth in the old testament of the Bible and formalized in Jewish law.
Ever wanted to know what a Rice Krispy is? Read this article to find out what Rice Krispy is made out of and how they make them.
You know soda pop isn't the greatest drink to consume, but do you know how much sugar they really put in soft drinks? Find out the answer here.
Whenever I buy salt (or even get it in little packets at a restaurant), it says that it is "iodized". What is "iodized", and why?
Every Easter you can buy all sorts of hollow chocolate candies. The funny thing is that the hollowness seems to give them a different taste or texture somehow. So, how do they do it?
I've got three questions: What is a marshmallow? How do they make marshmallows? And why do they call them "marshmallows"?
What exactly is root beer? Check out this article to learn all about root beer, how it's made, and why it's called "beer" in the first place.