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.


Frame Game

Hard Knocks

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If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter


Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

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The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police

The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police
  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.