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.


How Yogurt Works

It's been part of people's diets around the world for centuries, but has recently become a health-food staple. Are you one of the people who seek a little culture every day?

How to Make Chocolate

Chocolate seems like a magical creation (of elves, perhaps), but actually, it's a painstaking process. Want to try it out for yourself?

Chocolate Quirks: Unusual Chocolate Products

Even in its simplest form, chocolate is a pleasure to eat. But these days, there are some truly quirky chocolate products out there that’ll blow your mind – and your taste buds. Click your way through this chocolaty gallery (and try not to drool too much).

Is chocolate really good for me?

Does a chocolate a day keep the doctor away? Before you stock your fruit bowl with chocolate bars, you might want to read this article first.

Is chocolate an aphrodisiac?

Chocolates are a sweet staple of Valentine's Day, but can they really amp up your love life? We'll investigate chocolate's sexy reputation in this article.

What's this white stuff on my chocolate?

You're about to bite into a luscious chunk of chocolate when you notice its pale, spotty appearance. What's that white stuff -- and is your sweet treat a goner?

How Caviar Works

Many people consider caviar, unfertilized sturgeon eggs, to be a delicious delicacy. But how exactly is this luxury harvested, and what is the proper way to eat it?

Will drinking coffee really stunt your growth?

Will slipping some java into a child's sippy cup result in an undersized tyke? An old wives' tale would have you believe so. Does coffee affect your measurements -- or does it just help you stay awake?

How Steak Works

For the backyard chef and the experienced foodie alike, nothing means luxury like a fine steak, with melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and rich flavor.

How Sugar Works

Whether it's providing us with a quick dose of energy or satisfying a sweet tooth, we love sugar. But is sugar a good fuel for us and our cars?