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The expression "the cherry on top" is supposed to refer to a very good thing. You may think differently once you learn how maraschino cherries are actually made.
By Alia Hoyt
If you love mushrooms, why not grow them at home? It's easy if you have a mushroom growing kit.
By Muriel Vega
The Maillard reaction is the scientific process that makes your steak (and other foods) taste and smell delicious. So, how does that work? We'll explain.
By Jeremy Glass
Carmine, a natural red dye also known as cochineal extract, is indeed made from the crushed bodies of the cochineal bug. And it provides the color for many of the foods we eat.
By Katie Carman
Baking soda and baking powder are both leavening agents, but they work differently in batters and doughs. So, in a pinch, can you substitute one for the other?
Ice cream made with insect milk? A start-up in South Africa hopes you'll say, "Yes please!"
Which do you prefer?
By Loraine Fick
People are passionate about coffee, and every connoisseur has an opinion about what to do when hot coffee goes cold. Reheating coffee's complicated.