A collection of 24 posts
How a quest for Neapolitan pizza became a crypto-traditional discovery.
How do you know your food is fresh? It started with Al Capone.
Coffee and mustard were considered sinful. So Kellogg made cereal instead.
The precursor to today’s sweets were actually plants. And the originals could soon be back to cure you.
Why does most airline food taste bad? And what doesn’t?
More than half the people on this planet eat rice. But do you know the process by which it’s grown?
We combine ingredients to get the final product. Now, food scientists are doing it backwards.
The science and history behind the making of butter
We have become a salt-obsessed society, but maybe we can blame our ancestors for that?
Why are we turning out diets into personality traits?
We may not have the same jobs as you, but our life is busy too.
The ecological processes behind one of the world’s most popular beverages
Eating more meat made us human. Now our survival demands we eat less of it.
Who decides what you eat? There’s a whole team behind it.
The 17th-century mistake that put the ‘fizz’ into fizzy
How a peculiar fruit captured hearts and imaginations across the world.
The highly processed history of a much overlooked fruit.
Ever wondered how to deep-fry without oil? This is almost, if not quite, the same.
Most of our vegetables can’t fight back. So how do onions bring us to tears?
White spots are good: are you throwing away a perfectly good cheese?
Stuck in a microwave oven? Here’s how not to get cooked.
What if the main dish was really a dish?
Who knew that Tomatoes could connect Tintin and The Pirates of the Caribbean?
There are hundreds of different kinds of pasta — you’ll never be able to remember all of them!