Where Does Vanilla Flavoring Come From?
Get to know vanilla flavoring and its tricky twin, artificial vanilla flavor.
What Is Corn Syrup, Exactly?
Here's the scoop on one of the most commonly used ingredients in processed foods.
31 Surprising Food Facts You’ll Want to Know
Prepare to feast on an irresistible array of food-related facts and scrumptious statistics.
The Surprising History of the Humble Hamburger
The hamburger origin story takes a long path over oceans and across continents to become the beloved sandwich we know...
This Is Why Milk and Cookies Taste So Darn Good Together
The reason you love milk and cookies so much? Delicious chemical reactions in your mouth you had no idea were...
What Is Wasabi, Exactly?
If you’ve ever wondered what’s actually in wasabi and why it’s so spicy, you’re in the right place.
This Is the Difference Between Bread Flour vs. All-Purpose Flour
So long, baking confusion! We're breaking down exactly when and how to use bread flour vs. all-purpose flour.
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets
Learn how heart attacks and onion snacks led to one of the chain's best-selling items of all time.
What Are Cheese Curds, Exactly?
Midwesterners gobble up this fan-favorite food, but cheese lovers everywhere should experience the joy of this tasty snack.
This Is Why Coke Tastes Better at McDonald’s Than Anywhere Else
It's not in your head. It actually is different than other fountain sodas.
This Is the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder
Here's when and why you would choose each of these pantry staples.
Here’s Why Sprite at McDonald’s Tastes So Good
While McDonald's Sprite trends on Twitter yet again, a franchise owner and a sensory scientist explain why the lemon-lime soda...
What Is a Macchiato, Exactly?
Lattes, cappuccinos, cortados…Coffee shop menus can require a dictionary (and translator) to read. If you've ever wondered what a macchiato...
The Delicious History of Pizza
Not only is pizza one of the most popular foods in the world, but it also has a fascinating history.
What Are Pork Rinds, Exactly?
Pork rinds are tasty and addictive, but there’s a good chance you might not know what’s actually in this protein-packed...
This Is the Difference Between Jam and Jelly
Jam, jelly, preserves, marmalade—we have a lot of terms for fruit spread, but do you know how they differ?
What to Know About Starbucks Cup Sizes in 2022
Have you ever wondered why you have to order a tall, grande, or venti latte at Starbucks, instead of the...
The History of Ice Cream, One of the World’s Oldest Desserts
When a food has been around this long, it can be hard to separate fact from folklore. We tapped food...
What Is Cold Brew Coffee, Exactly?
Java fans around the country are abuzz about cold brew coffee. Here's what makes it so magical—and how you can...
This Is the Secret Ingredient Behind the Addictive Flavor of McDonald’s Fries
There's one ingredient in McDonald's fries that makes them so dang addictive—and it's not the salt. Find out what really...
Sorbet vs. Sherbet: What’s the Difference?
Sugar? Milk? Cream? We've got the full scoop on what separates these tasty frozen treats.
Is a Hot Dog a Sandwich? We Attempt to Settle the Debate
Hot dog, wiener, frankfurter—call it what you want, but according to some culinary experts, you shouldn't call it a sandwich.
The 18 Things Chefs Buy at Costco
We all know how great the deals can be at Costco—so it should come as no surprise that professional chefs...
Peeps Is Dropping 6 Brand-New Flavors in 2022—and We Can’t Pick a Favorite
It's time to keep an eye out for your favorite marshmallow chicks! But be prepared for a hunt, because some...