Food and Think hereby solemnly declares that this week shall henceforth be known as Chocolate Week. In the spirit of this holiday and in pursuit of journalistic excellence, the FaT bloggers shall contemplate and consume the aforementioned substance as frequently as possible.
In other words, I'm usi...
February 09, 2009 | By Amanda Bensen
Most of us know by now that eating mercury is bad for you, and we know that mercury contamination is a risk in certain types of fish. But did you know this neurologically damaging heavy metal could also be lurking in everything from cereal to ketchup?A new pilot study, led by a scientist who was th...
January 28, 2009 | By Amanda Bensen
Should sugar be a controlled substance? For the love of honey, no! Dietitians can take away my trans fats and feed me one percent milk, but show mercy and leave me my sugar. Sugar is the most basic food there is. As a molecule, it's one of the world's most fundamental. It's the first incarnation of...
January 09, 2009 | By Hugh Powell
Americans love sugar. It's a longstanding affair: Christopher Columbus carted sugar cane from the Canary Islands to the Dominican Republic, where the crop thrived, with the unfortunate result of fueling the slave trade. After the industrial revolution made sugar cheaper for the masses, Americans' c...
January 06, 2009 | By Amanda Bensen
Tis the season to be gingerbread! The sweet-and-spicy treat flavored by a lumpy little root is a ubiquitous celebrity in fall and winter, starring in everything from cute cookies and overpriced lattes to edible construction projects. You can even buy gingerbread-scented mascara or dog shampoo, if y...
December 24, 2008 | By Amanda Bensen
Uncover the bittersweet story of this ancient treat and watch a VIDEO
March 01, 2008 | By Amanda Bensen
A 1930s utensil evokes our love affair with chocolate
September 2007 | By Owen Edwards
I can forgive the French for almost anything. Except dessert
July 2003 | By Edith Pearlman