Category: Food

Food

Why the Calorie is Broken

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate.

Food

Dinner with Caligula

The mind-boggling extravagance of feasts hosted by Roman emperors depended on an equally mind-boggling maldistribution of wealth. Christine Baumgarthuber reports.

Food

War Comes Home for Dinner

Since World War II, the aims of grocery shoppers, parents and the U.S. military’s Quartermaster Corps have merged. Jesse Connuck reads Anastacia Marx de Salcedo’s book and offers some thoughts.

Food

From the Shelf to the Bin

A third of all food that’s produced in the world is thrown away as ‘waste.’ What’s going on? Diana Moreno writes.