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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.

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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?


Is chocolate really good for me?

Is chocolate really good for me?

Is chocolate really good for me? Find out whether or not chocolate is good for your health at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is chocolate an aphrodisiac?

Is chocolate an aphrodisiac?

Is chocolate an aphrodisiac? Read about chocolate's repuation as an aphrodisiac at HowStuffWorks -- and whether or not it can amp up your love life. See more »

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 »

How Cotton Candy Works

How Cotton Candy Works

It's your favorite, sticky-sweet treat at a carnival, but do you know how cotton candy is actually made? Read this article to find out how. 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 »

Everyday Science: Salt Quiz

Everyday Science: Salt Quiz

With this salt quiz you can test your knowledge of one of the most important substances on Earth. Check out our salt quiz. See more »