Understanding the Science of Food
How does saliva change flavor? What's the Maillard reaction and how does it make our food golden brown and delicious? And why do some people think cilantro tastes like soap? Find all the answers here, plus hacks on how to bring lettuce back to life and cook garlic, and a deep dive on the psychology of the Cheesecake Factory.
Why Does it Taste Like that?
The Maillard reaction, why asparagus makes your pee smell weird, the scientific reason for why you love or hate cilantro, and why Hershey's tastes like puke.
Hacks and Shortcuts
Practical, science-based tips to up the quality of your cooking.
From menu design to outlandish decor, these are tactics restaurants employ to make you eat more.
Connect Over Food
Follow The Recipe Exchange for conversations about what to cook and eat, and our Inside Food Magazine to get industry news and features about how food connects to bigger issues.