Roasted, grilled or pureed, the versatile vegetable can be served many ways beyond one mother's love of deep-frying it
November 07, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
The famous author envisioned a brave new world where swelling populations would put tremendous strain on the Earth's resources
November 01, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Be happy this Scottish tradition is passé, your future marriage may have depended on it
October 30, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Hugo Gernsback's predictions give us a look at the most radical of technological utopianism from the 1920s
October 04, 2012 | By Matt Novak
What the heck are black sapotes, carambolas and pomelo fruits?
October 02, 2012 | By Guest Blogger
The perfect back-to-school treat has a colorful past that once brought the wrath of an axe-wielding reformer
September 05, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
What does it look like when 40,000 people start throwing 100 metric tons of tomatoes at each other?
August 29, 2012 | By Jeanie Riess
The farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk that looks oddly familiar to those of us here in the year 2012.
July 02, 2012 | By Matt Novak
In 1901, a 17-year-old Russian discovered the gas that tells fruits to ripen
June 01, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Long before hops cones were used to make beer bitter, hops shoots were eaten as a spring green
April 23, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Food shortages were a problem for both military and civilians. But even in these hard times, people could find relief in peanuts
April 19, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Video games may be the art medium of the 21st century, but they're also an advertising medium. Here are five notable games that promoted foods
March 13, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
How do you eat an eight-foot-long ear of corn?
March 09, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Kids predict the darndest things
February 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Microscopy artist Robert Rock Belliveau says, "I couldn't believe the things I found on the things we eat every day"
February 22, 2012 | By Peter Smith
What do you cook for famed chef Alice Waters? Washington's culinary celebrities faced this challenge at the unveiling of her portrait at the Smithsonian
January 31, 2012 | By Jeanne Maglaty
When Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus met President Kennedy in 1962, JFK told him, "The only science I ever learned was from your comic strip."
January 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Both fuyu and hachiya persimmons are usually available in late fall and early winter. Here are a few ways to use either variety
December 02, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Giving factory flour the heave-ho, small farmers from New England to the Northwest are growing long-forgotten varieties of wheat
December 2011 | By Jerry Adler
The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
November 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak