Nadia Arumugam

Nadia Arumugam is a New York City-based food writer and contributer to Follow her on her blog Chew on This and on Twitter.

Brow Beat
Nov. 29 2013 10:06 AMWhat’s Cream of Tartar? Do I Have to Buy It?
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July 25 2013 8:30 AMFood Explainer: Why Does Food Taste Better When It’s Browned?
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Jan. 30 2013 9:01 AMWhat’s the Difference Between Yogurt and “Cultured Dairy Blend”?
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Nov. 19 2012 8:15 AMWhy Does Baking With Steam Make Yeast Bread So Amazing?
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Sept. 20 2012 8:45 AMWhy Are Some Hardboiled Eggs Easier To Peel Than Others?
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July 26 2012 11:13 AMWhy Is Cheese Yellow Even Though Milk Is White?
April 2 2012 6:15 AMWaves of GrainHow did Japan come to prefer wheat over rice?
Jan. 26 2011 10:07 AMThe Dark Side of the BirdFor years we've exported dark chicken meat to Russia—but that market is drying up.
Brow Beat
Sept. 9 2013 12:14 PMWhy Does Some Deli Meat Have a Weird Iridescent Shimmer?
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June 4 2013 1:34 PMWhy Does Microwaving Water Result in Such Lousy Tea?
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Dec. 13 2012 2:29 PMWhy Does Tomato Sauce Splatter Everywhere When It Cooks?
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Oct. 22 2012 8:15 AMWhy Does Eating Hot Chilies Make My Nose Run?
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Aug. 16 2012 8:20 AMWhy Does Fish Sauce Have an Expiration Date? Hasn’t It Already Gone Bad?
Future Tense
June 26 2012 3:49 PMThe Littlest TastersHow do food manufacturers conduct sensory research on consumers too young to read, write, or make rational decisions?
Aug. 3 2011 8:17 AMGo Ahead, Eat Chocolate for BreakfastWhy the lawsuit against Nutella is bunk.
Feb. 17 2010 10:18 AMIgnore Expiration Dates"Best by," "Sell by," and all those other labels mean very little.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
Oct. 1 2014 9:13 AM What Is It Like to Be an Egyptologist?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 8:46 AM The Vintage eBay Find I Wore to My Sentencing
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.