Nutritional Science Isn’t Very ScientificThe research behind dietary recommendations is a lot less certain than you think.
How Pie Got Its SweetnessThe first pies were weird crow-meat casseroles. How did they evolve into the dessert we know and love today?
Beans Do Not Belong in ChiliChili is a local specialty with a specific history. Please find another name for your spiced vegetable stew.
Fungal BungleWhole Foods—and Lebanon—prohibit natamycin. But should you really be concerned about this natural cheese preservative?
“Food’s a Great Lens, but It’s Not the Actual Topic We Need to Address”Tracie McMillan on the story behind her piece “Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?”
Has the Food Movement’s Moment Finally Arrived?What happens when you put Mark Bittman and Michael Pollan in a room with a couple of hundred well-heeled foodies—and a few dozen conventional farmers.
The United Sweets of AmericaIf every state had an official dessert, what would it be? (Montana gets S’mores.)
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.
Got Organic?Is a national fund to promote organic produce a good idea? Organic farmers don’t think so.
Chocolate Experts Hate Mast BrothersWhy do specialty shops refuse to carry one of the best-known craft chocolate brands in the country?
What’s Going on With Hellmann’s Mayonnaise?Something is different about Unilever’s signature spread, but it’s not clear what.
How Did Roasting Vegetables Become a Thing? Boiling used to be the default vegetable cooking method. We attempt to trace the shift from stovetop to oven.
Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?Challenging elitism, racism, and obesity with a grocery store may sound crazy. Here’s what happened when Whole Foods tried to do it in Detroit.
Food Festivals Are RevoltingThese modern-day bacchanals showcase the worst features of American life.
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.