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Edible Innovations

From the deceptive simplicity of bread to the fascinating world of molecular gastronomy, learn all about the food you eat with these articles about edible innovations.


From Food Waste to Wheels: Researchers Turn Tomatoes Into Tires

Scientists at Ohio State have turned food waste into tire filler, eliminating the need for petroleum-based products. HowStuffWorks explains.. See more »

So Exactly What Is American Cheese, Really?

What is American cheese made from? Learn more about processed cheese in this HowStuffWorks Now article and BrainStuff video. See more »

New Device Turns Grape Juice to Wine in Just an Hour. Where Do We Sign Up?

A mini-device allows scientist to make wine in hour — with nonstop flow. HowStuffWorks Now asks when ordinary folks can get a look. See more »

How Color-changing Ice Cream Works

There's an ice cream flavor that can change from blue to purple when you lick it. Learn how color-changing ice cream works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Bacon Seaweed Makes Everything Better

Bacon-flavored chocolate, bacon-flavored ice cream and bacon-flavored seaweed? Read about dulse, the seaweed that tastes like bacon at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could you grow meat from stem cells?

Stem cells keep proving themselves as a key to our future survival. Learn if you could grow meat from stem cells at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do people really use radiators to make stills?

Can car radiators really do the work of a whiskey still? Is that even safe? Learn whether people can use radiators to make stills at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does beer make milk curdle?

Beer is quickly becoming a trendy mixer for cocktail drinkers. But it doesn't mix well with milk. Find out why beer makes milk curdle at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does flat beer lose its alcohol content?

The age of a beer can dramatically influence its flavor -- and usually not for the better. But does flat beer lose its alcohol content? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why does beer form a head but soda doesn't?

A quickly poured beer or soda can create a layer of foam, but only one stays. Why does beer form a head but soda doesn't? Learn why at HowStuffWorks. See more »