Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food. But his go-to comfort dish is a Chinese-American classic with a little Mexican thrown in. He tells us how the dish came to his family.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
When Yasaman Alavi misses Iran, she puts up a pot of rice and adds saffron water and barberries for a Persian twist. The smell of zereshk polow makes her feel as if she's back home.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
It's a dish that Dadisi Olutosin ate as a kid in Atlanta. As an adult he discovered its international roots and came up with a recipe that's true to his mother — and the culinary heritage of collards.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
With many foods in short supply, Soviet bakers had to be creative. And while the U.S.S.R. is gone now, the walnut-shaped oreshki cookie endures. Russian ex-pat Alina Selyukh shows us how to make them.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
How will our diets shift as climate change causes sea-level rise and coastal flooding? Photographer Allie Wist attempts to answer that with pictures of an imagined "post-sea-level-rise dinner party."
Thursday, March 23, 2017
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
A new study of the dental plaques of three Neanderthals reveals surprising facts about their lives, including what they ate, the diseases that ailed them and how they self-medicated (and smooched).
Monday, February 27, 2017
New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread, from wheat field to bakery. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Finding a job and building a life of their own can be a monumental challenge for people with developmental disabilities. But food work can be a good fit for many of them.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Turkeys aren't native to India. But these days in Kolkata, you can buy a turkey for your Christmas dinner. But cooking a holiday turkey can still send you on a surreal adventure.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
She'd come to the U.S. for grad school. She was lonely and homesick. Then came Thanksgiving.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
The good news: fewer hungry people around the world. The bad news: Increased consumption of processed foods is pushing up global rates of overweight and obesity.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A recent study revealed the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape medical opinion on how sugar affects health. But today, scores of companies continue to fund food and nutrition studies.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Many Asian countries have a version of a multi-layered, milk-based snack called falooda. Now, a mother-daughter pair with roots in Myanmar have brought this global dessert to Washington, D.C.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Scientists have long assumed that farming began among one group in the Mideast. But a new study suggests a more diverse origin story.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
The food industry has long marketed highly processed products to kids with characters like Tony the Tiger. But similar tactics can also work to sway school kids to eat more vegetables, a study finds.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
That's brown on the outside, white on the inside. A recent episode of The Mindy Project led our writer to think about her identity as an Indian living in America.