Does bell pepper and black tea sound appetizing? A computer may think so.
December 25, 2012 An IBM computer that analyzes flavor molecules and develops recipes is on the way in five years, scientists say. They are hoping to find not only novel and tasty flavor combinations, but ones that will appeal to us without adding to our waistlines.
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All out of nutmeg? The same algorithms that predicts your friends on Facebook can also figure out ingredient substitutions for your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.
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November 19, 2012 Scientists have come up with an algorithm to guess how many stars a recipe will receive online. By building "social networks" for ingredients, the algorithms also reveal how we mix and match spices, make dishes more healthful and customize flavor profiles.
Classic tuna noodle casserole is an often maligned yet much beloved hot dish.
November 1, 2012 Food writer Ellen Brown has enlivened this often-maligned, yet much-beloved hot dish with dried porcini mushrooms and mozzarella cheese in a new book.
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The reporter's mother, Nawal Elbager, of Khartoum, Sudan, shows off her falafel.
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October 13, 2012 A reporter's quest to understand differences in regional recipes of the Middle East staple yields homespun stories about their provenance.
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Boiling lemon rinds for President Harding's lemon pineapple fruit punch, called a squall.
August 7, 2012 What our presidents and candidates eat says a lot about the public images they strive to project. Historically, their recipes also gave us insight into the cooking advancements and habits of the period.
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Leah Lizarondo. with her hands covered in plastic bags, gathers stinging nettles.
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April 27, 2012 A Pittsburgh food writer offers a lesson in making pesto out of stinging nettles and garlic mustard — springtime greens often considered weeds.
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Fans pose for a picture with a pawpaw character at the 13th Annual Pawpaw Festival in Albany, OH.
September 30, 2011 Festivals, beer, recipes and pie
Variations On Chocolate Cake: Google's new Recipe View is designed to help cooks sift through recipes on the web. Here, the results for a search for Molten Chocolate Cake.
February 24, 2011 Not everyone who uses Google to look up "molten chocolate cake" is looking for an explanation of what the dish is. After all, the name kind of gives it away. The web has become the nation's recipe box — and Google's making it easier to sift through, thanks to its new Recipe View.
June 23, 2010 Conde Nast is bringing back Gourmet magazine as an app. I am really having a hard time mustering any sort of enthusiasm about it.
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