Do Mini-Packaged Snacks Really Help You Eat Less Junk?

In recent years countless food manufacturers have been “sub-packaging” their foods into smaller portions in an apparent effort to curb folks from overindulging. You can usually find 100 kcal multi-packs of chips, pretzels, chocolates, and all sorts of junk foods. Despite the very obvious negative environmental impact… » 6/02/15 5:00am Today 5:00am

The magic pizza sauce machine that sauces pizzas at Costco

Imagine a turntable but instead of a needle, you have a pizza sauce spout, and instead of a record, you have pizza crust spinning so the red sauce can cover every inch. Imagine no more. That’s how pizzas get made at Costco. Workers put the dough on the turntable and the pizzas gets expertly covered in a controlled… » 5/28/15 8:00pm Thursday 8:00pm

Lovely illustrations of 25 different types of ramen

Anyone with motor skills and a place on their head to chew food substance loves ramen. It could be fancy, it could be instant, it could be piping hot, it could even be cold, it could be dipped, it could be weird but it is almost always fun to eat (or at least, is food substance). Designer Fanny Cheuk Chu wanted to… » 5/27/15 11:43pm Wednesday 11:43pm

Why You Crave Tomato Juice on an Airplane

I’m writing this seated on a plane heading to San Francisco. We’ve been in the air for under an hour, and the drink cart is just starting to make its way down the aisle. As the cart rolls nearer I’m forced to decide what drink I’ll be having. Since the cups are miniscule, and the liquid is largely displaced by ice… » 5/27/15 5:00am 5/27/15 5:00am

A map showing each state's most unique favorite food

Foursquare tracked people’s tastes across America to come up with a very interesting way to determine the uniqueness of taste: they mined their user data to figure out which food or drink was disproportionately popular in each state. So this map doesn’t show what’s the most popular item in each state, but what item is… » 5/21/15 3:23pm 5/21/15 3:23pm

12 delicious and absolutely gorgeous ways to cook an egg

Add an egg to anything and your life instantly gets better. You can eat it on its own after its cooked however which way, you can add it to pasta to make a carbonara, you could make dessert with it and heck, even make drinks with it. It’s the perfect food. Here are 12 things you can do with an egg, it’s filmed in such… » 5/15/15 12:34pm 5/15/15 12:34pm

Of Course Restaurants Are Designing Meals Just to Look Good on Instagram

It was only a matter of time. Though it’s not unusual for eateries to place plenty of importance on presentation (“we eat with our eyes first”, and all that), the rise of amateur food photographers means that one US restaurant chain has now admitted that it actively designs dishes based on how good they will look on… » 5/15/15 6:45am 5/15/15 6:45am

This is a real photo of different types of food cut into identical cubes

My eyes mislead me. Even though this photo looks so perfect that it must be CGI’d or digitally manipulated, it’s not, it’s completely real. Artists Lernert and Sander took raw food—you can see meat and seafood and fruits and vegetables—and cut them into perfectly identical cubes and laid them out to form a perfect… » 5/13/15 10:28pm 5/13/15 10:28pm

Video: Making mozzarella is surprisingly quite beautiful

There’s something really gorgeous (seriously, not a joke) about making mozzarella. The sheen of the cheese, the perfect shape of the mozz balls, the milky water, the look of the texture, the imagination of it when it’s done. It’s a really beautiful cheese. Here’s how artisanal mozzarella is made in Italy. » 5/12/15 8:21pm 5/12/15 8:21pm

How long can you keep different types of food in the freezer?

My freezer sometimes acts as an inescapable frozen pit where food goes to disappear. If I don’t want to think about it, just toss it in the freezer. It’s a convenient time stopper. But it’s not forever. Here’s a useful infographic that shows you just how long you can stick different types of food inside the freezer… » 5/11/15 12:48pm 5/11/15 12:48pm

The Biggest Concerns About GMO Food Aren't Really About GMOs

Everyone from Chipotle to the Food Babe rails against genetically modified ingredients, and laws to label GMO foods are making progress in some states. But the laser focus on GMOs is misguided, because most of the concerns people raise about them aren’t really about GMOs. » 5/07/15 4:16pm 5/07/15 4:16pm

Unused Forest Foods Could Help Solve the Global Hunger Crisis

About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger, with the majority living in Africa and Asia. The world’s forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests could be essential to global food security, particularly when considering the importance of… » 5/07/15 7:49am 5/07/15 7:49am