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
It's versatile and found in cuisines throughout the globe. Stuff it, fry it, shred it and more
November 02, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
In Sonoma County, apple growers battle against the wine industry and cheap Chinese imports
November 02, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
It's time to think outside the pie crust and consider other ways you can put pumpkin on your table
October 04, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Vienna's Vegetable Orchestra makes music by thunking on pumpkins and making carrot recorders and cucumberphones
September 29, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Before Lady Gaga's beef dress, there were Wonder Bread raincoats, waffle pants and Marilyn Monroe in a potato sack
September 27, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
The Incas were masters of their harsh climate, archaeologists are finding—and the ancient civilization has a lot to teach us today
September 07, 2011 | By Cynthia Graber
There is a reason, I discovered, that households of yore required at least one full-time homemaker to keep things running smoothly
August 24, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Eating it only buttered and salted would be like limiting Ben Franklin to a single pursuit of inquiry. Why squelch such potential greatness?
August 17, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
By the mid-1800s, some cookbooks listed as many as 20 recipes. Today the homogenized condiment is due for a paradigm shift
August 16, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
In her new book, Andrea Wulf argues that the founding fathers' love of gardening shaped their vision of America
August 2011 | By Erin Wayman