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Science | Innovation | 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.


What's this white stuff on my chocolate?

 What's this white stuff on my chocolate?

What's this white stuff on my chocolate? Read about the science of chocolate bloom at HowStuffWorks -- and whether that chocolate is safe to eat. See more »

How Caviar Works

 How Caviar Works

Many people consider caviar, unfertilized sturgeon eggs, to be a delicious delicacy. But how exactly is this caviar and how should you eat it. See more »

Will drinking coffee really stunt your growth?

 Will drinking coffee really stunt your growth?

Does coffee really stunt your growth? Get the science behind the old wives' tale and learn whether coffee can really stunt a child's growth. See more »

How Steak Works

 How Steak Works

For the backyard chef and the experienced foodie alike, nothing means luxury like a fine steak. Learn all about steak and how steak works. See more »

How Sugar Works

 How Sugar Works

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that's responsible for the sweet taste in many foods we consume. Learn about sugar, its history and more. See more »

How Molecular Gastronomy Works

 How Molecular Gastronomy Works

Molecular gastronomy is the art and science of selecting, preparing, serving and enjoying food. Learn about molecular gastronomy at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Food Cravings Work

 How Food Cravings Work

Food cravings can weaken the most disciplined of dieters. Learn why we get food cravings and where strange food cravings come from. See more »

Why do pineapple enzymes tenderize steak -- and your tongue?

 Why do pineapple enzymes tenderize steak -- and your tongue?

Pineapple enzymes can help cooks tenderize steak by breaking down collagen. Find out why pineapple enzymes possess this culinary power? See more »

How can sugar explode?

 How can sugar explode?

A sugar explosion recently happened at a refinery near Savannah, Georgia. Learn about the sugar explosion and find out what caused the sugar explosion. See more »

How Pizza Works

 How Pizza Works

Pizza is one of the most popular types of food in the world. Learn about pizza and find out how pizza grew to become such a popular form of food. See more »