bowl of caramel popcorn

The Science of Caramel Popcorn

Caramel popcorn is full of contrasts. Light, fluffy and airy inside with a dense outside, savory corn with a sweet, buttery caramel sauce. Vegetables + candy (yes, you’d almost forget corn is a vegetable). The...

getting ready to make stovetop popcorn

How to Make Stovetop & Microwave Popcorn

Humans have probably eaten some sort of popped corn for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Nevertheless, for a long time, I thought making your own popcorn would require all sorts of special equipment and advanced...

cross section of buckwheat walnut bread

A Short History of (White) Bread in the USA

Have you ever thought about how major historical events relied on seemingly small inventions? Napoleon has Nicolas Appert to thank for his invention of canning. The US would have had a harder time in World War II...

oatly milk

How Oat Milk is Made

“Making” milk from a cow is ‘easy’, that is, from a chemist’s perspective. All you have to do is feed and grow a cow, let her give birth and the cow will make milk all by herself. Your cow...