April 26, 2012 What was a farmer with Mediterranean roots doing in Sweden 5,000 years ago? Bringing farming north to the hunter-gatherers, according to new DNA research.
April 18, 2012 A proposal to slaughter horses in New Mexico highlights this country's unique aversion to horse meat. It's the first since the federal government lifted a ban on slaughter for horse meat.
April 16, 2012 Fast-food items in the U.S. are much saltier than the same items in Europe, according to new research. France and the United Kingdom had the least salty food overall.
April 14, 2012 One third of food is wasted worldwide, according to the U.N. Photographer Klaus Pichler gives rotten food the glamour treatment to make that point. But will it make us be more careful about how we buy and use food?
April 13, 2012 Dining on the doomed ship Titanic was epic, and many people are recreating those feasts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's demise. First-class passengers feasted on oysters, foie gras, and other luxuries.
March 30, 2012 Cochineal is a red dye made from a crushed insect native to Latin America. Some vegetarians are distressed that Starbucks uses the dye in some of its pink-colored food and beverages.
March 27, 2012 For centuries, the shad run signaled that spring had arrived. But pollution, dams and overfishing decimated the once-mighty American shad. Now young chefs are working to rekindle a taste for this seasonal, local treat.
March 22, 2012 The Food52 Hotline, a new service on Twitter, promises 24-hour cooking advice, and it delivers. But don't expect an instant answer in the middle of the night.
March 21, 2012 People take smaller bites when a food has a strong aroma. That explains why we nibble on unfamiliar foods. But it also might be a way for people to eat less without feeling deprived.
March 16, 2012 Scientists trying to decipher the source of pine nut mouth, a vile taste some people get after eating the nutritious nuts, say they've been stumped in trying to detect a chemical signature for the problem.
March 13, 2012 Dolphins can't taste sweet, savory, and bitter tastes. In fact, they might not be able to taste their fish at all, according to a new study. That might be because they swallow fish whole.
March 11, 2012 A surprising amount of energy is wasted along the way as we grow, process, transport and eat our food. Making changes in this chain is one not-so-obvious path to curbing our energy consumption.
March 1, 2012 A community group in Seattle is transforming a 7-acre plot of land into a forest of fruit trees where neighbors will be encouraged to forage and meet each other.