Athletes have been using food and drink to boost their performance for centuries. Does it work?
Uncovering the true story of a legendary American brand
The health effects of saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose can be nearly impossible to tease apart from the impact of everything else people eat alongside them.
Chile’s unusual approach to reducing obesity could prove to be the world’s most effective.
Americans are eating too much of the sweet stuff, and a staggering portion of it is coming from drinks like soda.
… and of our own.
How a gnarly white root became a tiny orange staple
It wasn’t just taste that raised one fowl above the rest.
A Los Angeles distillery aims to speed up a 10-year aging process to a matter of days.
... and keep others off of it
The U.S. lifted a long-standing ban on importing Indian mangoes in 2007. So why is it still so hard to find full-flavored fruit?
In the U.S., chemicals like borax were common in foods from bacon to margarine, until a shocking series of experiments revealed their toxic effects.
The dessert was once as high status as it is squishy.
After harnessing fire, kitchenware is the most important invention to food as we know it.
The ability to turn flames on and off at will was “one of the single greatest contributors to human happiness in the kitchen.”
Cooking has often been a tool for protest and resistance, even when it resulted in gross meals served at the White House.
The sour little berries, once a year-round staple, have been relegated to a Thanksgiving side dish. Can they make a comeback?
A brief history of a surprisingly common tendency among animals, ancient humans included
Italy’s chain of grocery megastores might be the future of American supermarkets.
The history of marshmallow creme is wrapped up in the origins of egg beaters, radio, and Mad Men.