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When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Say you know someone, maybe a friend of a friend, who's perfectly pleasant but just sort of lacks any sort of <i>oomph</i>. You don't want to be mean (because, <i>you</i>, unkind? <i>Never</i>), but if you had to describe that person in a really, really honest way, how would you do it?<p>Call the FOF boring? Bland?</i> …

Why Americans Don't Cook as Much as We Used To

On Michael Pollan's new Netflix show "Cooked," he gets to the bottom of why we're spending less time in the kitchen than ever.<p>Remember when making dinner didn't entail pulling out an app, sorting by rating, filtering by cuisine, and Adding to Bag for checkout and delivery? So does <b>Michael Pollan</b>, …

Warum Butter gesund ist und Margarine krank macht

<b>Lange galt: Fett macht fett</b>! Und auch Butter war im Zuge des „Light“-Wahns, der jahrzehntelang in der Ernährungswissenschaft und -Industrie sein …

Gesundheit

Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids

School is still out for the summer, but at Eastern Senior High School in Washington, D.C., students are hard at work — outdoors.<p>In a garden filled with flowers and beds bursting with vegetables and herbs, nearly a dozen teenagers are harvesting vegetables for the weekend's farmers market.<p>Roshawn …

Recipe For Safer Drinking Water? Add Sun, Salt And Lime

Sun, salt and lime sounds like the beginnings of a cocktail recipe, but for some, it could mean cleaner, life-sustaining water.<p>In many developing countries, the only source of water is contaminated with viruses and bacteria. In fact, the United Nations estimates that 1 in 6 people don't have access …

What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

If you follow the vast world of fermented grapes, you may have noticed an influx of so-called natural wines. I fell under their spell a few years ago. Apparently, I'm not alone. There's something of a natural wine cult blooming in shops, bars and restaurants around the U.S.<p>Natural wines can be …

December 2015

The Past Is Littered With Foods Of The Future

It is 2015, and jetpacks do not fill the skies of cities, nor are giant space colonies in orbit around Earth, their inhabitants dining on hydroponically grown crops. Nevertheless, we in the affluent West are still living in the future – the future of food.<p>I don't mean the bag of Soylent that sits …

Will Scientists Determine the Future of Food?

My favorite science-fiction novel many years ago was <i>The Space Merchants</i>, by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth. Planet Earth is overcrowded and running out of everything. Ordinary people must shower and bathe in salt water. The milk they drink is produced in vats through the action of specialized …

How Food-Obsessed Millennials Shape the Future of Food

Are millennials obsessed with food? Millennial author Eve Turow Paul certainly thinks so.<p>“We are the first young generation ever to spend our discretionary income on food,” she says. “And it makes no practical sense—none—that we should be spending our money on something ephemeral when we can’t …

To Eat, Or Not To Eat, Science Has an Answer

It’s a question we’ve all faced: When you find a cache of long-forgotten meat in the back of the refrigerator, do you throw it out and waste money, …

Brewery transforms unwanted bread into beer

The Toast Ale brew uses one slice of fresh surplus bread from bakeries, delis and other sandwich makers to help brew each bottle<p>A brewery has found a way to transform unwanted bread into beer after research found that UK households waste at least 24 million slices of bread a year.<p>The Toast Ale …

The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice

Until two centuries ago, ice was just an unfortunate side effect of winter. But in the early 1800s, one man saw dollar signs in frozen ponds. …

Tudor Period

The Chemistry of Camembert Cheese

Compound Interest breaks down the chemistry of Camembert cheese in their latest explainer graphic.<p>The creaminess of camembert is bested by few other …

Food

Russian Robot Nose Smells Food Freshness

Researchers have created a device that can tell when fruits and vegetables go bad.<p>Scientists at National Research Tomsk State University in Russia …

How to fix gross, smelly wine with science

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>Look, sometimes wine just isn't tasty. But if the thing that has you wrinkling your nose is an odor like rotten eggs or burnt rubber, there might be a quick, cheap fix. Like, really cheap.<p>All it takes is a single penny. Or a silver …

American Chemical Society

Cookie Science: How Do Eggs Affect My Cookies?

Unless some dietary consideration has forced eggs from your diet, you've probably never stopped to reflect on how dang important they are to cookies. Most recipes call for one, and we add it without a second thought. By the time we've got a warm cookie in our grubby little paws, who's still …

Dessert

A Visual Guide to the Chemicals in Your Food

We spoke to Dwight Eschliman, the photographer behind a new book that serves as a illustrative guide to the powders that make up most processed food, as well as a reference book for those ingredients' many uses and abuses.<p>The modern mistrust of food additives and multisyllabic ingredients is …

13 People to Know in the Food World Right Now

Until 2011, photographer Roman Cho's main interest in food was as an eater. But he kept hearing people talking about this whole food world thing. And not just TV chefs, but people interrogating food systems, thinking about eating and growing food holistically, fighting for greater accessibility, …