[Categories] > Food & Drink

Truffles (June 2, 2004)
Fungus of the gods

Superautomatic Coffee Machines (June 7, 2004)
The lazy way to make a perfect cup of coffee

Raclette (June 13, 2004)
The cheese that eats like a meal

French Butter Dishes (June 14, 2004)
Fresh butter without refrigeration

Mead (June 15, 2004)
The prototypical alcoholic beverage

The Girolle (June 16, 2004)
One small step for cheese engineering

The Cheese Course (June 18, 2004)
Recipe for a civilized meal

Milk in a Box (June 19, 2004)
Losing the bottle

Absinthe (July 12, 2004)
The tale of the Green Fairy

Icewine (July 13, 2004)
How a little frost can do wonders for wine

Tiki (July 14, 2004)
The imaginary Polynesian culture

The Grolla (July 15, 2004)
Coffee, grappa, and friendship

Peanut Milk (July 16, 2004)
The magic peanut elixir

Pastis (July 17, 2004)
The noble successor to absinthe

A Perfect Baguette (July 25, 2004)
Daily bread as it was intended to be

Pie Funnels (July 27, 2004)
A piecrust's best friend

Crème Brûlée (July 29, 2004)
Why every kitchen needs a blowtorch

Muffin Tops (July 31, 2004)
Bottomless enjoyment

Sugar Alcohols (August 4, 2004)
The quest for healthier sweeteners

Rise of the Bagel (August 6, 2004)
The hole truth

Fasting (August 14, 2004)
There's more to not eating than you think

The French Meal-Payment Ritual (August 29, 2004)
Why you should always carry matches to a restaurant

The Truth About Bananas (August 30, 2004)
Fingering the world's most popular tropical fruit

Heat-Resistant Chocolate (September 8, 2004)
Defying the laws of confectionary

Tabasco Sauce (September 9, 2004)
The pickled pepper potion

Silicone Baking Products (September 10, 2004)
The quiet revolution

The Story of Doughnuts (September 21, 2004)
The truth, the hole truth…

The Mega Dog (September 27, 2004)
Cheap eats in Las Vegas

The Foods of Sukkot (September 29, 2004)
Stuffing and symbolism

Pastrami (October 2, 2004)
Cure for the common deli

Fortune Cookies (October 3, 2004)
The authentic Japanese-American Chinese treat

___-of-the-Month Clubs (October 24, 2004)
Old marketing gimmicks never die

Sarlat La Canéda (November 1, 2004)
Time travel, French style

Freeze Drying (November 5, 2004)
The amazing science of lyophilization

Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden (November 28, 2004)
Mining salt in Bavaria

Fleur de Sel (November 30, 2004)
The last word in gourmet salt

The Story of Ketchup (December 1, 2004)
How the tomato found its true calling

Mincemeat (December 20, 2004)
The dessert that eats like a meal

The Great Cork Debate (December 26, 2004)
Thinking outside the bottle

Wine Color Taste Tests (December 28, 2004)
Questioning common sense(s)

The Passglas (December 29, 2004)
Precision measure for drinking games

Cleopatra's Wager (December 31, 2004)
The most expensive meal in history

Mate (January 29, 2005)
The national beverage of Argentina

Gumbo (February 6, 2005)
The one good thing about okra

Café du Monde (February 8, 2005)
The simple pleasures of beignets & café au lait

Oysters Rockefeller (February 10, 2005)
The secret of name recognition

Bread Pudding (February 11, 2005)
Carbohydrates and marketing scams

Pan del Indio (February 20, 2005)
The little orange beech balls

Bubble Tea (February 27, 2005)
The all-in-one beverage and snack

Kopi Luwak (February 28, 2005)
The world's strangest and most expensive coffee

Durian (March 1, 2005)
Exotic fruit and vampire repellent

Slow Food (March 2, 2005)
Taking back the dinner table

Edible Gold (March 3, 2005)
The gourmet and the alchemist

Interesting Burger Joints (March 4, 2005)
Where the beef is

Pat O'Brien's (March 5, 2005)
Home of the Hurricane

Raku (April 6, 2005)
Zen and the art of tea bowls

White Tea (April 10, 2005)
Quest for a better brew

The Martini (April 11, 2005)
Why everything you know is wrong

Kefir (April 12, 2005)
The fermented milk wonder drink

The Toast (April 13, 2005)
Here's to the ritual of raised glasses

The Bavarian Purity Law (April 14, 2005)
Beer and tradition

Castor Oil (April 15, 2005)
The all-purpose health aid and poison

Water Freezing and Boiling Myths (April 16, 2005)
Legend, science, and common sense

Saffron (May 29, 2005)
The ultimate culinary delicacy

DNA Fingerprinting (June 14, 2006)
Not just for crime fighting

Beurre Salé (July 31, 2006)
The savory treat from Brittany

Aquanomy (August 28, 2006)
The quest for the best bottled water

Anopsology (September 27, 2006)
The raw facts about the raw-food movement

Fernet-Branca (October 16, 2006)
Italy's mystery liqueur

Entomophagy (February 21, 2007)
Insects as food

The Influence of Color on Taste Perception (March 19, 2007)
Palette vs. palate

Coffee Decaffeination Processes (June 15, 2007)
Less buzz for your buck

The PB&J Campaign (July 18, 2007)
The environmental impact of lunch

Cow Sharing (July 30, 2007)
Getting the milk for free

Cochineal (August 10, 2007)
Insect-based color