Food Facts is a listing of articles that teaches you how all types of foods, drinks and diets work.
Does Caffeine Increase — or Decrease — Appetite?
Water Is Free. Why Do Americans Spend Billions on the Bottled Stuff?
Carbon Foam From Burnt Bread Could Save Lots of Dough
Ketchup: How to Keep the Non-Newtonian Fluid From Messing Up Your Next BBQ
Forget Soft Serve! Booza Is the Stretchy New Ice Cream Sensation
Why Is Lobster So Expensive — and Will it Stay That Way?
How Food Tasters Work
How Processed Food Saved the World
Who's Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?
Chinese Five-spice Powder: Tasty and Not Necessarily Five Spices
Chocolate: Big Cravings and an Even Bigger Carbon Footprint
Tiny Traces of Fukushima Found in Limited California Wines
Nothing goes better with a cup of coffee than a sweet cupcake. But do you crave the two together or does that cup of joe actually make you hungry?
By Shaun Chavis Sep 19, 2018
Lobster has long been associated with luxury and fine dining. But could newly imposed Chinese tariffs change that?
By Shaun Chavis Sep 18, 2018
Michelin's iconic dining guide rates the best restaurants in 30 countries and four continents. But how did a tire company start rating restaurants?
By Cherise Threewitt Sep 13, 2018
Booza is one of the oldest kinds of ice cream in the world, but this stretchy treat is bizarre news to most of us.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 7, 2018
In 2017, bottled water surpassed soda as Americans' favorite drink. How did water, something we get for free, become a multi-billion-dollar business?
By Shaun Chavis Sep 5, 2018
Chernobyl affected European wines. Fukushima seems to have affected at least a small slice of California wines. The question is how much?
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 7, 2018
It's not just people with an affinity for hot sauce. The real answer will probably surprise you.
By Shaun Chavis Jul 10, 2018
The famed pancake chain is now a burger chain? What is happening?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jun 11, 2018
Lemonade has a long and storied history, from its beginnings in ancient Egypt all the way to current 21st-century pop culture.
By Carrie Tatro May 30, 2018
More than 230 teams will compete at the 2018 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, also known as Memphis in May.
By Shaun Chavis May 15, 2018
There are a lot of quirky eaters out there. Are you one of them?
By John Donovan Apr 26, 2018
To begin to understand the Coffee Belt, you first have to know what makes for a tasty coffee bean.
By Jamie Allen Apr 20, 2018
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.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 9, 2018
Little tiny vegetables seem to pop up everywhere these days, but where do they come from?
By Laurie L. Dove Mar 20, 2018
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?
By Kathryn Whitbourne Feb 9, 2018
Ice cream that won't melt sounds like an impossible idea, but it's available now in Japan.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 26, 2018
Whole Foods or Randalls? Cracker Barrel or Au Bon Pain? And what do your answers say about the way you voted, if anything?
By John Donovan Jan 24, 2018
One glass of wine might not be a big deal, until you consider how much glass sizes have increased.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Dec 21, 2017
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
What a Tangled Web a Few Squirrels' Tails Can Weave
The Logistics of Evacuating Entire U.S. Coastlines
Bullying More Likely in Less Crowded U.S. States