Food Facts is a listing of articles that teaches you how all types of foods, drinks and diets work.
Grocery store tomatoes are all but flavorless anymore. A group of scientists is out to bring the ripe, red taste of summer back.
This banana has soft, sweet flesh and tastes a lot like vanilla custard or ice cream. One scoop or two?
HowStuffWorks heads to Atlanta's Varsity drive-in to learn about the historic restaurant's car hops, and chat with Frank Jones, a car hop that's worked there for nearly 65 years.
Espresso, latte, macchiato. The coffee bean didn't even originate in Italy, so why do so many coffee drinks have Italian names?
Female chickens lay eggs whether they've mated with a rooster or not.
Did you know that sourdough starter has to be constantly fed?
They are different, aren't they?
We throw out tons of perfectly good parts of vegetables and fruits often because we don't know what to do with them. But there's a lot of treasure in the trash.
Which do you prefer?
It's a pie. Filled with squash. Who in the world decided that was a good idea?
As quinoa's popularity skyrocketed on the world stage, concern grew that it was becoming too expensive for the South Americans who originally depended on it. But what was really happening?
Craving some sugary sweet cotton candy? Then reach for these grapes instead. You'll be shocked at how much they taste just like the spun stuff.
Turmeric is having a moment right now as the spice du jour for promoting wellness and treating all kinds of conditions from arthritis to depression to indigestion. Does science back these claims up?
From as early as the 7th century, people have been eating this concoction of shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk and, yes, red beans.
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?
Lobster has long been associated with luxury and fine dining. But could newly imposed Chinese tariffs change that?
Michelin's iconic dining guide rates the best restaurants in 30 countries and four continents. But how did a tire company start rating restaurants?
Booza is one of the oldest kinds of ice cream in the world, but this stretchy treat is bizarre news to most of us.
In 2017, bottled water surpassed soda as Americans' favorite drink. How did water, something we get for free, become a multi-billion-dollar business?
Chernobyl affected European wines. Fukushima seems to have affected at least a small slice of California wines. The question is how much?
It's not just people with an affinity for hot sauce. The real answer will probably surprise you.
The famed pancake chain is now a burger chain? What is happening?
Lemonade has a long and storied history, from its beginnings in ancient Egypt all the way to current 21st-century pop culture.
More than 230 teams will compete at the 2018 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, also known as Memphis in May.
There are a lot of quirky eaters out there. Are you one of them?
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