Food Science

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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?

People are passionate about coffee, and every connoisseur has an opinion about what to do when hot coffee goes cold. Reheating coffee's complicated.

You may love the burn of food that's triple Thai hot, but do your poor taste buds?

Yes, folks, tea has now joined the dubious list of products available in a spray can. Who's clamoring for this?

What if chocolate could be more delicious and healthier? Sound impossible? Researchers have managed to make the stuff of chocolate dreams a reality.

Scientists have discovered a delicious way to use ultrasound to determine the best chocolate.

Were dozens of restaurant owners in China wasting time trying to get diners to ride General Tso's white horse ? What would really happen if you ate opium-laced food?

Flavorists are enlisted by food manufacturers to concoct new and improved flavors for food. But how natural is the process?