Many trendy 'Instagrammable' foods have a long association with poverty, especially the latest fashionable items, kale and seaweed.
Pineapple and celery were the precursors of today’s obsession with kale and avocado toast, a symbol of status and wealth for the upper class.
Wonder how sausages emerged separately but similarly throughout the world? Here is a short history of one of the most important food items ever.
Spoiler alert: when reducing your carbon footprint when it comes to food, plastic packaging isn't always the enemy, and don't be fooled by organic labels.
Research on the benefits of a plant-based diet shows a wider impact than you might think, including on mental health, hospital costs, and pain.
Winter is when porridge comes into its own. From Paleolithic times to workhouse gruel to hipster health bowls, this simple dish is warming and nourishing.
80+ years ago, Hormel introduced Spam, a simple, canned meat product. It would go on to become one of the greatest marketing success stories of all time.
Often dismissed as kid food, a lot of adults still secretly love the popular boxed dinner. It's also played an important role in kitchen science, wars, and women's liberation.
Why is mint cold but curries hot? Why does cheddar taste like boiled potatoes? Why do beetroots taste earthy? All these answered by a materials chemist!
What makes honey solid or runny? Why does spinach makes your teeth feel furry? How does fruit gets its shine? All these answered by a materials chemist!