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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.


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 »

Why does beer get skunky?

 Why does beer get skunky?

Why does beer get skunky? Find out how to avoid skunky beer at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are expired foods still safe to eat?

 Are expired foods still safe to eat?

Are expired foods still safe to eat? Learn the truth at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Differences Between Moonshining and Homebrewing

 10 Differences Between Moonshining and Homebrewing

While you can make both beer and whiskey at home, one is illegal. Find out 10 differences between moonshining and homebrewing at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it.

 Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it.

Think you know how to feed yourself? Prove it. Test what you know about feeding yourself in our quiz. See more »

10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

 10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

Food may be a necessary part of our everyday lives, but there are plenty of food myths out there. Learn about 10 complete falsehoods about food. See more »

Is spinach really a good source of iron or not?

 Is spinach really a good source of iron or not?

The iron in spinach helps Popeye strong, right? Maybe not. Is spinach really a good source of iron or not? See more »

How do you grow meat in a lab?

 How do you grow meat in a lab?

How do you grow meat in a lab? Find out what scientists have discovered in their quest to grow meat in a lab. See more »

10 Tips for Eco-friendly Cooking

 10 Tips for Eco-friendly Cooking

Looking for tips on eco-friendly cooking? Check out these 10 tips for eco-friendly cooking. See more »

Top 5 Eco-friendly Foods

 Top 5 Eco-friendly Foods

Eco-friendly foods are not hard to find. Check out this article and learn about 5 eco-friendly foods. See more »