Food and Culture Facts
Food & Culture deals with how we perceive food in our daily lives and how it can affect us in both positive and negative ways.
Growing Mushrooms at Home Is Easier Than You Think
Here's the Truth About Coconut Sugar
It's Easy to Grow Edible 'Shrooms in Your Kitchen
The Spicy History of Chai and How to Make It
Butter Coffee: Fad or 'Bulletproof' Breakfast?
Try T'ej, the Honey Wine of Ethiopia
What's the Difference Between Grits and Polenta?
What's the Difference Between Basmati and Jasmine Rice?
Congee Is the Food Equivalent of a Warm, Heated Gravity Blanket
Why Sriracha Is Everybody's Favorite Hot Sauce
Why Everybody Is Hooked on Fish Sauce
What Is Jaggery and Is It Better For You Than Sugar?
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?
Move Over Turducken. The Christmas PieCaken Is Here
Marzipan Is the Sweet Almond Treat You Need This Holiday
Who Invented the Fortune Cookie?
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?
What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?
Does Fruit Really Ripen Faster in a Brown Paper Bag?
Jabuticaba: The Superfruit That's Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
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?
10 Flaming-hot Facts About Cheetos
Korean Street Treat Hotteok Is Like a Warm Hug
Is There Really a Difference Between the Left and Right Twix?
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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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
Kids have clamored for toys in their cereal boxes for decades, so how did the two become linked?
By Shaun Chavis
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.
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?
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
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.
It's not just in your mind – a study showed that pairing cheese with wine made wine taste better. Here's why.
A recent Austrian study has shown that stroking a calf on its neck during the first two weeks of its life has a positive impact on future growth and milk production.
Bootlegging alcohol? Sure, we've heard of that, but butter substitutes?
Cheese has a very long history. Learn more about cheese in this funny video from HowStuffWorks.
Most of us eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day without stopping to think about it. So why do we eat three meals a day — is there a biological reason, or is it a societal construct?