Learn about the science behind your favorite foods at HowStuffWorks.
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
Why Is Lobster So Expensive — and Will it Stay That Way?
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
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?
By Shaun Chavis Sep 19, 2018
People are passionate about coffee, and every connoisseur has an opinion about what to do when hot coffee goes cold. Reheating coffee's complicated.
By Jesslyn Shields Apr 14, 2017
You may love the burn of food that's triple Thai hot, but do your poor taste buds?
By John Donovan Nov 20, 2016
Yes, folks, tea has now joined the dubious list of products available in a spray can. Who's clamoring for this?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Sep 26, 2016
What if chocolate could be more delicious and healthier? Sound impossible? Researchers have managed to make the stuff of chocolate dreams a reality.
By Jonathan Strickland Jun 23, 2016
Scientists have discovered a delicious way to use ultrasound to determine the best chocolate.
By Dave Roos Jun 13, 2016
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?
By Chris Opfer Feb 18, 2016
Flavorists are enlisted by food manufacturers to concoct new and improved flavors for food. But how natural is the process?
By Sarah Dowdey
Why Playing Musical Pillows Isn't Helping Your Neck Pain
Sea Cucumber: Animal or Vegetable?
10 Intriguing Facts About Elon Musk