Food Facts is a listing of articles that teaches you how all types of foods, drinks and diets work.
Wasted Bread Is Being Brewed Into Craft Beer
Carbon Foam From Burnt Bread Could Save Lots of Dough
Ketchup: How to Keep the Non-Newtonian Fluid From Messing Up Your Next BBQ
Who invented salted caramel?
Antarctic Farm Could One Day Journey to Mars
How Food Tasters Work
How Processed Food Saved the World
Calling a Watermelon 'Seedless' Is Kind of False Advertising
Chinese Five-spice Powder: Tasty and Not Necessarily Five Spices
Would You Pay $56 for Five Potato Chips?
Champagne Science: There's a Lot Going on in That Bottle of Bubbly
What other spice can you name whose specific ingredients may vary?
By Robert Lamb Oct 25, 2017
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.
By Tracy Staedter Oct 13, 2017
Kids have clamored for toys in their cereal boxes for decades, so how did the two become linked?
By Shaun Chavis Oct 13, 2017
The sound and smell of bacon sizzling on the stove sends your taste buds into overdrive. But how bad is it really?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Sep 1, 2017
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.
By Tracy Staedter Aug 23, 2017
Don't let 'seedless' watermelons fool you — even though they may not prompt constant spitting, they really do have seeds.
By Kate Kershner Jul 10, 2017
Cricket farming is growing in popularity as people learn their nutritional importance, and environmental, economic and social sustainability.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky
Hunger doesn't always feel like a grumble in the tummy. And a grumble doesn't always mean you're truly hungry, either.
By Kate Kershner Jul 6, 2017
Nondairy milk alternatives are growing in popularity, deemed healthier by many almond and soy milk drinkers. But a new study shows a nondairy milk diet may have an unintended health effect on children.
By Shelley Danzy Jun 29, 2017
Homer Simpson's favorite snack was once called 'oily cakes.' Get more on this story and other fun history on doughnuts.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 2, 2017
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.
By John Perritano May 31, 2017
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?
By John Perritano May 8, 2017
Let physics explain how to avoid the dreaded ketchup explosion.
By Samantha Sestanovich Apr 13, 2017
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.
By John Perritano Apr 12, 2017
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?
By Alia Hoyt Apr 10, 2017
Champagne may seem simple — bubbly, boozy, bold — but there's a complicated path from vine to glass, as our new FoodStuff podcast explains.
By Laurie L. Dove Apr 4, 2017
There's definitely an art to making pasta. But knowing the science behind the dough it is how to make truly perfect pasta.
By John Perritano Mar 31, 2017
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?
By John Perritano Feb 24, 2017
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.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 23, 2017
Have you been thinking all wrong about the difference in fat content between milk varieties?
By Laurie L. Dove Jan 26, 2017
A food historian argues against our romanticizing of eating 'fresh, local food, like great-grandma did' while ignoring the toil involved in doing so.
By Dave Roos Jan 3, 2017
Wine may give the body a little protective boost, a new study finds, but that's still no reason to reach for a smoke.
By Patrick J. Kiger Nov 29, 2016
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.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 23, 2016
Research shows that weaving courses of different culinary traditions into the same meal could increase overall satisfaction.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 3, 2016
It's not just in your mind – a study showed that pairing cheese with wine made wine taste better. Here's why.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Oct 31, 2016
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