Eating a bag of chips? Delicious right! Great snack. But what you’re really eating are all these weird powders and difficult to pronounce additives and manufactured colors and sticky glue goop. This photo series for the book Ingredients by Dwight Eschliman and Steve Ettlinger reveals what’s inside your favorite foods…
Traditionally, yes, eggnog included raw eggs. However, some countries today, such as the United States, severely restrict the use of raw egg in products, due to health concerns; thus, most commercial eggnog does not include raw eggs. (The FDA actually limits the egg yolk solids in eggnog to less than 1%.) You can,…
If you've been nostalgic for Twinkies because you won't be able to buy them anymore even though you've stopped eating them for years, a photographer would like to remind you what Twinkies are actually made of. Some of the ingredients don't even look like food.
Why can't a school lunch burger just be a burger? Why does it have to include ingredients (ahem, chemicals) like thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride in it? In the video above, NPR explains why burgers served in school cafeterias have so much crap in them.
Nature has published a fascinating paper that solves a seemingly silly but very interesting question: why do Western and Asian foods taste so different? After analyzing 56,498 recipes the answer is in the way they pair 381 ingredients.
Wood pulp-materials to help the pills disintegrate. Lubricant so the pills don't stick to the factory-robots when being created. Glue found in tile adhesive. Pigments found in cake icing and paint. WIRED looks at your boner's origins. [WIRED UK]
Foodies, you have to check out Gojee. It has awesome recipes and photos so strikingly gorgeous you'll drool all over your keyboard.
I know this girl who is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. But the rest of us are made out of things like oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, potassium, sulfur, chlorine, germanium, cobalt, arsenic, antimony, tellurium, yttrium, or scandium. Not kidding.