Food & Culture deals with how we perceive food in our daily lives and how it can affect us in both positive and negative ways.
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
Bao Bing: A Sweet Treat That's Survived for Centuries
How Food Tasters Work
How Processed Food Saved the World
Who's Eating These Hot-as-Hellfire Peppers?
The Truth About Turmeric: What Health Benefits Does It Really Have?
Chocolate: Big Cravings and an Even Bigger Carbon Footprint
Tiny Traces of Fukushima Found in Limited California Wines
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
The famed pancake chain is now a burger chain? What is happening?
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jun 11, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And that can be bad news for your waistline.
By Kate Kershner Jul 28, 2016
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut reclaimed the throne at the 2016 Coney Island competitive eating contest, while Miki Sudo defended her crown for the third year.
By Christopher Hassiotis Jul 6, 2016
Why Is the HPV Vaccine Suddenly Effective for Adults?
Kiss Your Beer Goodbye if Climate Change Continues Unchecked
Why Playing Musical Pillows Isn't Helping Your Neck Pain