No One Can Agree on What “Homemade” MeansFrance’s new labeling law was doomed from the beginning.
Gastronomic BigotryDo you think an ethnic restaurant caused your food poisoning? You might be a little bit racist.
The Woman Who Invented the Chocolate Chip CookieShe was a gifted cook and a savvy entrepreneur. And, despite what you may have heard, she didn’t invent it by accident.
Meat Industry 1, Obama Administration 0The president’s ambitious antitrust plan was no match for lobbyists with lots of cash.
The Correct Way to Peel a BananaStep 1: Turn over the banana.
What’s the Difference Between a Garden and a Farm?It’s a tougher question than you think.
Would You Wear a Sweater Made From Milk?Yeah, people in the ’40s didn’t either.
Mayo-phobiaWhy do some people hate mayonnaise so much?
Gift-Wrapped DinnerIt’s not hard to assemble tamales. It just takes a little bit of practice.
Slate’s Favorite Recipes of the YearThe dishes we made again and again in 2013.
Victimized TwiceRestaurant workers’ wages are routinely docked when customers walk out on their tab. It’s an outrage, and it needs to stop.
You Need One Special Piece of Equipment to Make Amazing FrostingFluffy, spreadable, delicious frosting is not just a lie propagated in Betty Crocker commercials.
Can a $400 Blender Change Your Life?Yes.
Sympathy for the DevilIn defense of Gordon Ramsay.
The Fastest Way to Seed JalapeñosWatch the best technique for making hot chilies less hot.
Almond Milk Is Not the ProblemIt’s fine if you don’t like it. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad for the environment.
Noma vs. Chez PanisseHow today’s rock star chefs reaffirm and challenge Alice Waters’ dogma.
The United Steaks of AmericaIf every state had an official meat, what would it be?
How a Few Very Powerful Meat Companies Raise Chicken Prices—No Collusion Necessary
This Is Cindy With Giant Food Calling ...The voice mail you get if your Hot Pockets (maybe) include meat from "unsound animals."
Food Deserts Aren’t the ProblemGetting fresh fruits and vegetables into low-income neighborhoods doesn’t make poor people healthier.
The Death of Italian Cuisine?Kids in Rome are eating just as much junk as kids in America.
Why Is Hellmann’s Mayonnaise So Darn Good?An investigation into the amazing qualities of a 100-year-old condiment.
How to Zest an Orange. Or a Lemon. Or a Lime.
James Beard Was Wrong. Garlic Powder Is Amazing.
How to Make Pie DoughIt’s not hard. And you don’t need a food processor.
The Secret to Amazing Roasted Pumpkin SeedsDon’t use the kind from your jack-o’-lantern.
How Dangerous Is Candy?And what’s the definition of candy, anyway?
Chicken Stock Doesn’t Count as MeatVegetarians won’t die if they sometimes eat food with poultry broth in it.
Stop Abusing Your DoughBiscuit dough is amazingly versatile—as long as you don't destroy it with too much fuss.