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  • Food

Why does it cost so much and why are people buying it?

Why does it cost so much and why are people buying it?

Hopes&Fears asks psychologists and economists why anyone would shell out irrational amounts of money for trendy health food.

Can you copyright a sandwich?
  • Food

Can you copyright a sandwich?

When is it a snack and when is it intellectual property? We talk to popular chefs, recipe gurus, and legal experts to discuss the complexities of trademarking food.

Searching for the "grey market" foods of New York City
  • Food

Searching for the "grey market" foods of New York City

Our writer scours the streets and shops in search of these allegedly illicit food items and investigates why they've landed in the grey area.

  • Quote of the day

KFC wants you to hate their ads with Norm Macdonald

KFC wants you to hate their ads with Norm Macdonald

The spots references KFC’s history and introduces a new family version of KFC’s Fill Up Meal.

  • News

McDonald's quarter pounder is no longer a quarter pound

McDonald's quarter pounder is no longer a quarter pound

More burger for your buck? We're lovin' it.

  • News

Wheaties and Fulton Brewery just made beer part of a complete breakfast

Wheaties and Fulton Brewery just made beer part of a complete breakfast

All we wanna do is drink beer for breakfast!

A hot guide to peppers, from mild to violent
  • Food

A hot guide to peppers, from mild to violent

We’re tracking the history of the chile pepper, why it’s so darn spicy, and how that little chile gave rise to the hottest hot sauces in the world.

  • News

This Chicago Taco Bell will have booze and a bouncer

This Chicago Taco Bell will have booze and a bouncer

Chicago's hottest club is... Taco Bell?

  • News

US diplomats eat like teenagers, consumed 10 pounds of Twizzlers since June

US diplomats eat like teenagers, consumed 10 pounds of Twizzlers since June

Since the beginning of June, the group has consumed 10 pounds of strawberry Twizzlers, 30 pounds of mixed nuts and dried fruit, 20 pounds of string cheese, and more than 200 Rice Krispies treats.

  • News

A girl ate a Pop-Tart and her parents punished her by forcing her into the woods for a week

A girl ate a Pop-Tart and her parents punished her by forcing her into the woods for a week

And it's apparently child abuse.

  • News

Study describes how temperatures affect flavor

Study describes how temperatures affect flavor

A new study shows how temperatures affect how intense the flavor of food is.

  • News

Walmart made an ISIS cake, said sorry after

Walmart made an ISIS cake, said sorry after

A Walmart in Louisiana reportedly rejected a request to make a Confederate flag cake, and made a cake decorated with the ISIS flag instead.

  • News

40-year-old smuggled meat valued at $483 million seized in China

40-year-old smuggled meat valued at $483 million seized in China

Chinese officials have seized 100,000 tons of smuggled meat, some of which was found with packaging dates in the 1970s.

How Hannibal's food stylist creates hypothetical human meat
  • Food

How Hannibal's food stylist creates hypothetical human meat

H&F interviews Janice Poon, the food stylist for NBC's "Hannibal" on how she “Hannibalizes” perversely delectable and human-looking dishes and Mads Mikkelsen's skills in the kitchen. #SaveHannibal!

  • News

The end of burgers

The end of burgers

The United States has long been the main consumer of meat, but as the environmental and economic repercussions of mass farming increase, there may have to be some changes.

  • Food

The rise and fall
of superfoods

The rise and fall 
of superfoods

As quinoa rivals cocaine as Bolivia’s biggest export, we break down the history, fantasy and industry of selling miracle berries and super seeds.

  • Word of the day

Word of the day: mok-bang

Word of the day: mok-bang

In South Korea, watching soap opera stars eat is a soap opera in itself.

  • News

Taco Bell plans to serve booze

Taco Bell plans to serve booze

Yo quiero una cerveza.

  • News

Cannabis coffee is now a thing

Cannabis coffee is now a thing

As of right now there are two places to purchase weed coffee, California and the Pacific Northwest.

  • News

Pop-up restaurant serves dinner in bathrooms and trains

Pop-up restaurant serves dinner in bathrooms and trains

Wilddineren is a supper club that hosts dinners in very unusual spaces.