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Why Scientists Once Used Taste Tests as Paternity Tests

Sensitivity to bitterness was thought to be entirely genetic.
December 28, 2017
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gingerbread

Watch Two Brothers Build a UFO Gingerbread House

The truth is out there.
December 26, 2017
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pickles

The Mysterious Tradition of Hiding a Pickle on Christmas Trees

Find a pickle, win a special gift.
December 22, 2017
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mind over menu

The Prevailing Theory Behind Meat Sweats

It's not just you.
December 20, 2017
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pope

Pope Francis Celebrated His 81st Birthday With an Extra-Long Pizza

13 feet of divine, cheesy goodness.
December 19, 2017
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marketing

Why Chuck E. Cheese's Has a Corporate Policy About Destroying Its Mascot’s Head

It doesn't usually involve sledgehammers in a parking lot.
December 18, 2017
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ice cream

Watch a Dondurma Vendor Trick Customers Before Handing Them Treats

Turkish ice cream lends itself to delightful antics.
December 15, 2017
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fast food

Vending Machines in the U.S. Once Dispensed More Than Chips and Cookies

Where did the pie and hot dogs go?
December 13, 2017
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mind over menu

Why Does Some Food Taste Better as Leftovers?

A tasty question for the ages.
December 13, 2017
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new jersey

New Jersey’s ‘Sopranos’ Strip Club to Be Shuttered for Alleged Mob Activity

This is what happens when you try to keep business in the family.
December 12, 2017
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auctions

Feast Your Eyes on This 100-Year-Old Box of Chocolates

You can buy it too.
December 11, 2017
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cookbooks

Celebrating Abby Fisher, One of the First African-American Cookbook Authors

Chefs are recreating pickled foods she made as an ex-slave turned successful chef.
December 08, 2017
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umami

How Sound Affects the Way You Taste Food on Airplanes

Food and drinks taste different in the air, so airlines are creating soundscapes to shape taste.
December 06, 2017
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salvador dali

Behold Salvador Dalí's Recently Republished Wine Bible

The 1977 manual features hundreds of surreal illustrations.
December 05, 2017
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pizza

Watch Astronauts Make Pizza in Space

How do you toss the dough, though?
December 04, 2017
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avocados

Guacamole Gets You More Messages on Dating Apps

And other gastronomic revelations from a singles survey.
December 01, 2017
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robotics

The Designer Who Makes Dessert Come to Life

Experience desserts that move and a record made of chocolate.
November 29, 2017
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manson family

A Psychedelic Hamburger Helped Convict Charles Manson

Ten hits of acid led to one powerful testimony.
November 21, 2017
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trucks

A 20-Ton Meatball Spill Surprises Swedish Drivers

If only they'd fallen onto plates.
November 20, 2017
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apples

The Life-Enhancing Qualities of Cemetery Cider

The couple behind the beverage say they're making cider the traditional (and more delicious) way.
November 17, 2017
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prohibition

The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition

Those looking to self-medicate could score at the doctor's office.
November 15, 2017
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beef

The Grim Food Served on 17th-Century Sea Voyages Wasn't All Bad

Though just the sight of two-month-old salted beef may make you nauseous.
November 08, 2017
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trading cards

Victorian Culinary Trading Cards Are a Feast for the Eyes

But maybe not for your stomach.
October 27, 2017
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philosophy

The Video Game That Asks You to Ponder the Meaning of Soup

Liquid has never been so confounding.
October 25, 2017