Food Facts & Fun
Food Facts is a listing of articles that teaches you how all types of foods, drinks and diets work.
It's Easy to Grow Edible 'Shrooms in Your Kitchen
Yes, Steak Tartare Is Safe to Eat
Cream of Tartar Is a Baker's Best Friend
Coke Zero's Formula Is Changing. What Could Go Wrong?
Bitters Are the 'Spice Rack' of the Bar
How to Stock a Beautiful Bar Cart
Congee Is the Food Equivalent of a Warm, Heated Gravity Blanket
Wake Up to Overnight Oats With These 10 Flavor Combos
What's the Difference Between Steel-cut and Rolled Oats?
Fire in the Hole! The Hot Sauce Quiz
Liquid Smoke: Why You Either Love It or Hate It
A.1., the Steak Sauce Created for a King
Get the Scoop on Our Ice Cream Quiz!
What Is Halloumi Cheese, and Why Is It Suddenly So Popular?
What's the Difference Between Clarified Butter and Ghee?
Marzipan Is the Sweet Almond Treat You Need This Holiday
Who Invented the Fortune Cookie?
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Instant Carbonated Ice Cream
Chez Panisse Hits Rare Restaurant Milestone: 50 Years in the Biz
'International' Foods Invented In the U.S.A. Quiz
Chawanmushi, Haggis, Filmjölk: It's What's for Breakfast Around the World
How Food Tasters Work
Top 5 Reasons You Know You Should be a Pastry Chef
How to Get Your Big Break into the Baking Business
It's Nuts How These 6 Nuts Look Before Processing
What Are Hot Dogs Made Of?
Does Canned Food Really Deserve a Bad Rap?
Pomelos Are Like Grapefruits on Steroids
How to Get Your Daikon Radish On
Why You Should Get Fired Up About Dragon Fruit
Lemongrass Is a Prized Herb in Asian Cuisine
Paprika Is Way More Than Just Deviled Egg Dust
What Does Cardamom, the 'Queen of Spices,' Taste Like?
Swedes Love Candy So Much They Celebrate It Every Saturday
The Sweet Details of Treacle, Britain's Favorite Syrup
It's Fat Tuesday! Eat a Polish Pączki
Manischewitz: The Great History of the Not-so-great Wine
How to Buy a Good Bottle of Prosecco
Diamonds Are a Wine's Best Friend
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Popcorn certainly is unique, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? Check out this article to learn what makes popcorn pop and more.
You see these commercials like "Got Milk?" and "Milk -- it does a body good," and when I was a kid my mother made me drink a quart of milk a day, and doctors recommend that kids drink lots of milk at school, etc.
You've been eating pastrami since you were a kid, but you've never really known what it is. Well take a bite out of this article and finally learn the answer to one of your deepest concerns.
I'm a health nut, and I notice that most foods I eat have normal-sounding ingredients except one -- this carton of soy milk I am looking at has water, soy beans, sugar, salt, vanilla and then this stuff called "carrageenan." What is carrageenan?
You love the taste of it on your flapjacks, but just how do they make maple syrup? Read this article on maple syrup to find out how this deliciously sweet condiment is made.
Ever wonder what chewing gum is made of and why it doesn't dissolve in your mouth? Find out your answers in this article about chewing gum.
Where do corn oil and corn syrup come from? When I eat corn on the cob, there's not any oil or syrup in it, so where do they get this stuff?
Many of the foods that you buy wrapped in plastic today use what is called modified atmosphere packaging, or MAP. How does this packaging lend to keeping your lettuce fresh? Find out here.