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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.


The Ultimate Homebrewing Quiz

The Ultimate Homebrewing Quiz

There's nothing like a home science project to soothe the soul and quench your thirst. Prove your homebrewing know-how at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Color-changing Ice Cream Works

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 »

Test Your Knowledge: Food Technology

Test Your Knowledge: Food Technology

Food technology encompasses a broad range of food-related subjects. Prove how much you know about modern food technologies at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Experimental Foods

Test Your Knowledge: Experimental Foods

Whether you call it modernist or avant-garde, experimental foods are all the rage. Prove how much you know about the science of food at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Food Science Quiz

The Ultimate Food Science Quiz

Food scientists rely on many skills to figure out how to feed our growing world population. Test your knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

Could you grow meat from stem cells?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 »