Against the grains
A carbs-rich diet has been blamed for the alarming explosion of obesity and chronic disease. What does the science show?
We are running out of land for traditional agriculture. Time to figure out what saltwater plants can do for us
Wine is an elixir, a miracle-worker and shapeshifter – no wonder even the most secular of us hold it sacred still
Like the deadly pufferfish, wild mushrooms are for culinary daredevils. Care to play Russian roulette with your dinner?
Cows might fly
When the land is all filled up, it’s time to get creative with it, as small countries like Switzerland already know
The madeleine effect
Why is the smell and taste of some foods so evocative of the past? I spent a day eating childhood favourites to find out
The vegan carnivore?
It's made in a lab, no factory farms and no killing, but it's still meat. Looks like we'll need a whole new food ethics
The manly loaf
There's nothing so atavistic and satisfying in the morning as sinking your hands into a sticky, bubbling live sourdough
The obesity era
As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us