Food Science

The Absolute Best—& Worst—Way to Mash Potatoes, According to So Many Tests

The Absolute Best—& Worst—Way to Mash Potatoes, According to So Many Tests

I spent 14 hours alone with only spuds, and I did it for you.

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Do You Actually Need to Salt Eggplant in Advance?

And other eggplant frequently asked questions, answered by our Kitchen Scientist columnist, Nik Sharma.

How I Enjoyed Eating When I Lost My Sense of Smell & Taste

“As a result of COVID, I went almost two months without any sense of taste or smell whatsoever. The first few days were shocking, but it eventually became almost ordinary, then turned into something that I wanted to learn from.”

Got Cooking Questions? These Food Science Cookbooks Have Answers

These books explore the never-ending adventure that is food science.

Is an iSi Cooking Tool Really Worth All the Hype?

Is an iSi Cooking Tool Really Worth All the Hype?

What the Heck is Vegemite (& How Do You Eat It)?

What the Heck is Vegemite (& How Do You Eat It)?

The Most Memorable Chicken Recipes Always Have Vinegar

The Most Memorable Chicken Recipes Always Have Vinegar

The Umami-Rich Science of Nutritional Yeast, Marmite & Vegemite

The Umami-Rich Science of Nutritional Yeast, Marmite & Vegemite

Does Chewy Food Put You Off? Here's Why.

Does Chewy Food Put You Off? Here's Why.

The Absolute Best Way to Make Thanksgiving Stuffing, According to So Many Tests

The Absolute Best Way to Make Thanksgiving Stuffing, According to So Many...

What's the Deal With the Keto Diet?

What's the Deal With the Keto Diet?

Will a Baked Potato Really Explode If You Don't Prick It?

Will a Baked Potato Really Explode If You Don't Prick It?

Why You Like Certain Foods, According to Science

Why You Like Certain Foods, According to Science

The Garlic Bread That Went to Space and Back Again

The Garlic Bread That Went to Space and Back Again

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