It is difficult to overstate the contribution of tomatoes to our culinary culture. Imagine how poorer we would be without pizza, marinara sauce, salsa, or any of the countless dishes that rely […]
Coffee So Strong That it Shapes a Language
Coffee has been integral to Turkish culture for over 500 years. Turkish coffee is made by brewing finely-ground coffee beans, which are then left in the beverage when it is served. The […]
Harvard’s History of Rebellion and Food Fights
Student protests seem to be a phenomenon that started in the 1960s, but they are much older than that. The proud history of protests on college campuses got its start in America […]
How Many Cigarette Butts and Rat Hairs Would you Like With Your Meal?
The FDA Defect Levels Handbook might be the most effective diet book in existence. It spells out just how much mold, rot, parasites, bugs, and other contamination can legally be found in […]
Rhubarb: It Has a Sound, Even if it Doesn’t Sound Tasty
When it comes to rhubarb, few people are undecided. People either love its taste or they hate it. Voices on either side are so loud that they can easily drown out another sound: […]
The Seeds of Infertility
Bananas and corn have one thing in common: they can no longer reproduce in nature. Both beloved examples of yellow vegetation have become so domesticated that they cannot survive without assistance from […]
College Students Rejoice: Pizza For Every Meal
In news that is sure to excite college students everywhere, a team of Scottish scientists announced the development of a pizza that is healthy enough to eat at every meal.
It’s Not Easy Being Green in Japan
Japan is the largest exporter of frog legs.
A Latecomer to Getting a Pizza the Action
Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the United States each year, and although pizza’s history dates back for centuries, it was only in the past fifty years that it caught on […]
New Year’s Blessings with New Year’s Food
Ringing in the New Year in style may look different, depending on what country’s traditions you wish to honor. Consider the following foods that are considered a vital part of these national […]
Improving the Human Condition — One Slice of Cheese at a Time
In what was surely one of the most important leaps forward in human technological advancement, Thor Bjørklund of Norway invented the cheese slicer in 1925.
Hot News on a Heated Debate: What is the Hottest Pepper?
The long-fought battle for the title of World’s Hottest Pepper has been resolved… at least for now. The Guinness Book of World Records has given the honor to the Carolina Reaper pepper. […]
Danish Vacation: Eat Cheaply By Not Overeating and Get Out of Jail Free
In Denmark, the law prohibits a person from being charged for a meal unless, in the sole opinion of the person who has eaten, he or she is “full.” As long as […]
If The Vows Required Staying Married Until the Cake Was Eaten, It Would Be ‘Til Death Do Us Part
The world’s largest wedding cake ever displayed was baked by Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino’s chef Lynn Mansel and a team of 57 chefs and “pastry artisans” at a New England showcase […]
Sir Isaac Newton was sometimes very absent-minded. One day a visitor stopped by to see him. A servant told the visitor that he would have to sit down and wait, since Sir […]