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.
Debates about the importance of school-provided lunches have raged across the world for more than a century.
Now that drugs have transformed chicken farming, is there any way to escape their dangerous cost?
In the 1848, the nation’s obsession with tea resulted in one of the biggest thefts of intellectual property in history.
The spread that’s poisonous to a growing number of people also is the basis of a medical therapy that saves the lives of millions of children.
The long history of faked foods includes horse-meat hamburgers, oil-and dust-peppercorns, and corn-syrup honey.
The region’s cuisine has a complex history of violence, adaptability, and innovation.
Its hundreds of varieties are earning it the same cachet as coffee or chocolate.
A single mold is behind many best-known flavors.
The concept that the human body needs minute amounts of invisible substances to survive is hardly more than a century old.
Humans can all taste the same things, but things don’t taste the same to all people.
A history of wine obsessives
Scientific innovations have a long history of fueling debates over the morality of eating meat.
A taste for chocolate has spread around the globe, but its supply is in jeopardy.