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.
Originally a “restaurant” referred to a type of soup.
Before the advent of modern medicine, people “took the waters” in naturally carbonated springs to cure all varieties of illness.
Contrary to its bland reputation, American food has been spicy from the start.
Thousands of years after the ancient Egyptians dressed their wounds with the sweet stuff, modern medicine is still exploring honey's antibacterial properties.
Native chefs and farmers are bringing back lost flavors in hopes of fighting diabetes and obesity.
But climate change could end it.