Timing your meals can have all sorts of effects — good and bad. NPR talked to scientists about how eating late at night can be detrimental and eating early in the morning can be healthy. » 3/23/15 3:00am 3/23/15 3:00am

A Chart Showing Foods That Are Getting Cheaper (And Foods That Aren't)

Are you spending more or less money at the grocery store this year? The answer to that question depends on just what you're putting into your cart. » 3/18/15 9:45am 3/18/15 9:45am

Hilariously Creepy Statues Of Marvel Heroes Will Help You Dish Out Candy

Do you enjoy giving out candy to people and also freaking them out at the same time? Yes? Good! Then these are just for you. Look into that Thor's eyes and tell me you wouldn't say no to a dig around in his candy bowl. » 3/16/15 3:45pm 3/16/15 3:45pm

Farmed Salmon Is Dyed From Gray To Pink So Consumers Won't Freak Out 

Wild salmon are pink (or pinkish-orange, depending on geography) for the same reason flamingos are pink: their diets, which are heavy in krill and shrimp. But farm-raised salmon are fed a diet that renders them gray... or it would, if they weren't carefully "pigmented" to transform into more appetizing hues. » 3/16/15 10:40am 3/16/15 10:40am

What will fine dining look like in the post-apocalypse? Photographer Henry Hargreaves has been photographing the "Armageddon menus" of various doomsday preppers — including those whose food choices are limited by their religions and medical conditions. Some look much more appetizing than others. » 3/11/15 4:00pm 3/11/15 4:00pm

More Americans Get Food Poisoning From Fruits And Veggies Than From Meat

Are you doing the environmentally responsible thing and trying to eat more produce and less meat? Hey, good on you! Pat yourself on the back. Now brace yourself for some bad news. » 3/10/15 1:20pm 3/10/15 1:20pm

Just A Really Mesmerizing Video Of A Mochi Machine At Work

Watch this video of a mochi machine working its transformation magic on a portion of rice, and three things are pretty likely to happen: 1) You will feel very relaxed; 2) Your sweet tooth will start making demands; 3) If you're me ... both. » 3/08/15 10:41am 3/08/15 10:41am

The Wild, Nominally Edible World of 3D-Printed Foodstuffs

People have fabricated all kinds of things with 3D printers, but some of the most innovative creations yet have been edible ones. Does 3D printing really have what it takes to transform the food industry? Have a look at some prototype snacks and decide for yourself. » 3/05/15 4:00pm 3/05/15 4:00pm

Fascinating Theory Says 2001: A Space Odyssey Is Really All About Food

2001: A Space Odyssey can be interpreted about a million different ways. That's a big part of its appeal. But have you ever felt… hungry while watching it? That's because the movie is actually about food. Look closely, and you'll see it too! » 3/05/15 9:00am 3/05/15 9:00am

The much-anticipated report on the new dietary guideline recommendations is out, and it has some suggestions, like for goodness sake eat some more plants, will you? It also includes a review of the average American diet, a full 15% of which is comprised solely of sandwiches. The guidelines will be out later this year. » 2/20/15 10:30am 2/20/15 10:30am

We Fed Cookies Made Out Of Bugs To Our Coworkers. Here's What Happened.

You may feel squeamish about chomping down insects with their eyes, legs, and antennae still intact, but would you eat insects if they were disguised in butter and sugar-filled cookies? We baked chocolate chip cookies made from pulverized insects and brought them to our office where our brave coworkers tasted them. » 2/18/15 12:00pm 2/18/15 12:00pm

How Does The Scoville Scale Measure The Exact Hotness Of A Pepper?

The hottest chili ever measured rates a whopping 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, but what exactly does that mean? Where does the Scoville Scale come from? What exactly does it measure? And how do we end up with such a precise number to describe the heat sensation a pepper can produce? » 2/16/15 12:00pm 2/16/15 12:00pm

Why Do We Use Nitrous Oxide In Our Canned Whipped Cream?

Nitrous oxide is bad for people and bad for the Earth. We know this. So why is it in every can of whipped cream? Can't we find something else that's just as good? The answer is no. Laughing gas really is the best option, and here's why. » 2/13/15 8:20am 2/13/15 8:20am

What's the Best Tea Steeper?

Tea is great for you, but what's the best way to make it? That's what we're going to be voting on this week, and we expect to be steeped in great nominations. » 2/09/15 3:15pm 2/09/15 3:15pm

Did you ever wonder about the methods and madness behind single-serving packets of soy sauce? Neither did we, until this fascinating feature, which takes a close look at their history; their contribution to making soy sauce America's third most popular condiment; and at packaging innovations so carefully considered… » 2/05/15 10:55am 2/05/15 10:55am

How Americans Changed The Way Japanese People Ate Sushi

Sushi has taken on its own shape and form in the United States, but even before the first sushi restaurants opened up in California, America had an impact on the type of sushi eaten in Japan. During the American occupation after World War II, a food rationing program helped the rise of nigiri outside Tokyo. » 1/30/15 11:24am 1/30/15 11:24am

When You Overcook Eggs, You Turn Them Into Chemical Weapons

Remember that ad campaign a while back, that was meant to show you that eggs weren't bad for you? Turns out, they understated the case. Eggs are desperately trying to save your life. The "green" on boiled eggs shows where they saved you from your own attempts at chemical warfare. » 1/29/15 12:33pm 1/29/15 12:33pm

We're in a Technological Arms Race with Bears for Our Food

It's almost impossible to secure yourself against a food raid from bears. That's because these giant mammals are clever tool users, and they share their tech knowledge with other bears nearby. As a result, bear-proofing technology rarely works for more than a couple of decades before every bear knows how to crack it. » 1/28/15 3:29pm 1/28/15 3:29pm

A Webcomic About A Witch Learning To Bake Without Magic—With Recipes!

Actually, there are two witches at the heart of Victoria Grace Elliott's webcomic balderdash! One is an elk rancher hoping to apprentice herself to a baker in a town that frowns upon magic. The other is a young sorceress running away from school. And we get to bake along with their adventures. » 1/28/15 8:00am 1/28/15 8:00am

Head over to History Extra to learn how British breakfasts evolved from a privilege to the most important meal of the day. The key was the establishment of regular work hours. [History Extra] » 1/23/15 4:30am 1/23/15 4:30am