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.”
For its first 150 years, the nation was reluctant to feed the hungry overseas.
How the fatty green fruit went from near-extinction to a worldwide boom
At the turn of the 20th century, one adventurous botanist brought kale, mangoes, and thousands of other plants to the U.S.
Casein’s unique structure is the key to smooth brie and melting mozzarella.
The same technology that keeps soldiers' meals edible for weeks now lines your pantry shelves.
For millennia, collecting recipes has been driven more by aspiration than the reality of what’s for dinner.
Mustard has been popular for 6,000 years.
How will new technology change the Italian staple?
Weight-loss fads existed centuries before Oprah and Kim Kardashian.
Saffron has been altering people’s moods for hundreds of years.
A scientific investigation into the mysterious microbes behind tasty bread
In the United States, profits from fraudulent oil can be more lucrative than dealing cocaine.
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.