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.

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How Cheese Works

Cheese is everywhere. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from, how is it made -- and why is some of it so stinky?

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  • 10 Complete Falsehoods About Food
    10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

    Don't eat after 7 p.m. Drink eight glasses of water each day. Organic food is better for you. Watch as we explode these and other well-worn food myths. See more »

  • 10 Differences Between Moonshining and Homebrewing
    10 Differences Between Moonshining and Homebrewing

    After the success of craft breweries, it was perhaps inevitable that moonshine would get its own day in the sun. But while you can make both beer and whiskey at home, there are some major differences between them – starting with legality. See more »

  • 10 Tips for Eco-friendly Cooking
    10 Tips for Eco-friendly Cooking

    Going green isn't just a fad anymore; it's now a way of life for millions. Want to get started? Look no further than your kitchen. In fact, a simple water filter is all you need to start eco-friendly cooking. See more »

  • Are expired foods still safe to eat?
    Are expired foods still safe to eat?

    Surprisingly, the date stamped on your unopened can of tuna doesn't really have much to do with how safe it is to eat. So what does it mean, and how can you decide whether to eat it or chuck it? See more »

  • Can humans survive on air alone?
    Can humans survive on air alone?

    If you had the perfect cure for world hunger, wouldn't you want to share it? A group called the Breatharians claims to have the answer: Stop eating. See more »

  • Does absinthe really cause hallucinations?
    Does absinthe really cause hallucinations?

    When absinthe was banned in many countries in the early 1900s, it had really fallen out of favor. How does absinthe affect those who drink it? See more »

  • Everyday Science: Salt Quiz
    Everyday Science: Salt Quiz

    Calling someone the "salt of the earth" is a compliment for a reason. Salt has been an immensely important and coveted substance throughout history. The more you learn about salt, the more you'll appreciate that shaker on your kitchen table. See more »

  • How Artificial Sweeteners Work
    How Artificial Sweeteners Work

    Many dieters use artificial sweeteners as a way to cut sugar without eliminating all things sweet. But did you know that some artificial sweeteners have almost as many calories as sugar? Find out how artificial sweeteners work. See more »

  • How Beer Works
    How Beer Works

    Stout, lager, pale ale, pilsner and porter ... it takes a lot to produce a great beer. Take a tour through the brewing process from start to finish, barley to bottle, mash to keg and learn to brew at home! See more »

  • How Bread Works
    How Bread Works

    Crunchy crust, soft, spongy middle -- there's something about fresh-baked bread. Have you ever thought about bread as a technology? Learn about the biochemical reactions that make bread taste so good! See more »

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