April Fulton

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Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.


Pass The Chipotle-Marrow Matzo Balls, It's Mexican Passover

Friday, April 11, 2014

When tequila meets Manischewitz in the same glass, Passover will never be the same. At Rosa Mexicano restaurants, the Passover menu is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico's nearly 40,000 Jews.


Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.


It's Official: Americans Are Floating In A Pool Of Ranch Dressing

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

What the heck did we put on salad, wings, chips and pizza crust before ranch flavor was invented? If you were born after the 1970s, you probably don't remember.


Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.


Grade Inflation In The Maple Syrup Aisle: Now Everything Is An 'A'

Thursday, January 30, 2014

If you like richer, darker, more intense maple syrup, you should pick Grade B. But the idea that B beats A seems counter-intuitive to lots of consumers who are just looking for something sweet to pour on their morning pancakes. So the syrup industry has revamped its grading system.


Cooking With Conifers: An Evergreen Trick That's Newly Hip

Sunday, January 19, 2014

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels. It's a food trend with roots that go back centuries.


The Hills Were Alive With The Sound Of DiGiorno Pizza Last Night

Friday, December 06, 2013

The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.


Put Some Sizzle In Your Halloween Costume ... With Sausage?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Costumes made of real food have long provoked reactions of both delight and horror. Many have sparked discussions about race, hunger, vegetarianism, commercialism, sexuality, morality and the ever-popular female body image. Here are a few of the more memorable examples.


Eating On Mars? Be Sure To Pack The Tortillas

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's not the hard work that will make astronauts lose it on long planetary missions — it's boredom. And something that can become very boring very fast is a rote menu. A simulated Mars mission reveals why cooking for others will be vital on long space journeys, and why wraps rule.


Math Class Made Delicious: Learn About Cones Through Scones

Monday, July 08, 2013

"Conic sections" are the four kinds of curves that result when a plane slices through a cone. But if you forgot that bit of high school algebra, here's one way to make sure you digest the lesson — this time, in a most delicious form: scones.


The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The martini has been called "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is this cocktail perfectly American? Maybe not entirely. In honor of National Martini Day, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.


A Tax Day Story For Hard-Cider Lovers

Monday, April 15, 2013

When is hard apple cider not considered hard apple cider? When it's taxed like wine or champagne. America is in the midst of a cider revival, but antiquated tax laws make it a risky business for entrepreneurs, critics say. Not to worry: Sen. Schumer is on the case.


Edible Spray Paint: Give Your Foods The Midas Touch

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Food dyes just got easier for the average Joe. A new metallic food spray in a can from a German company may make it easy for non-pros to create shimmering looks. But who uses this stuff?


Twinkies' Hostess Brand May Die, But The Iconic Snack Cakes Never Will

Friday, November 16, 2012

In the interest of science, we offer some ideas for people who are hoarding Twinkies now that Hostess has announced it is going out of business. And none of them involve eating.


What's For Dinner? Fueling A Presidential Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Both candidates fueled up on potatoes and meat last night as they prepared for the debate at separate Marriotts near Hofstra University. But did what they choose to eat help their performance? We asked an expert to weigh in.


Liquid Nitrogen Cocktails: Smoking Hot Trend Or Unnecessary Risk?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The latest victim injured by a liquid nitrogen cocktail had to have parts of her stomach removed. Yet some in the bar business say the substance is safe when used properly. What do you think? Take our survey.


When It Comes To Buying Organic, Science And Beliefs Don't Always Mesh

Friday, September 07, 2012

Many of you wrote in to let us know you weren't happy with a recent study on the health benefits of organic foods — or our coverage of it.

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McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

McDonald's plans to open the first in a series of all-vegetarian restaurants in India next year. But rest assured, in most locations around the world, meat will stay on the menu.


Ordering Food Online? That'll Be More Calories, Cost And Complexity

Monday, July 23, 2012

It may be easy to order food online, but it's also more pricey and more calorific compared to traditional ways of ordering, says a new study. It seems we lose our personal inhibitions when we don't have to talk to the seller or see other customers.