Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses.

Dumplings And Mochi Are The Way To Sweet Togetherness

To Ping Chen, dumplings are the universal East Asian food that symbolizes togetherness – "something with happiness inside".

Making Weight: The Unseen Side Of Mixed Martial Arts

UFC fighter Tony Martin describes what it takes to execute a healthy weight cut.

Kinky Cakes: Inside The World Of Adult Bakeries

Bachelorette parties aren't the only source of business for bakers who specialize in racy confections. Think divorces, vasectomies, breast implants, military deployments and even funerals.

When Gluten Is The Villain, Could A Common Virus Be The Trigger?

About 30 percent of Americans are predisposed to celiac disease, but only 1 percent get the disease. A new study finds that a common virus may play a role in determining who gets the disease.

6 "Egg-celent" Brunches We Found Around Boston

From casual BBQ to a soulful jazz brunch, you can find something a little out of the ordinary this holiday weekend, and if you plan ahead, you just might avoid the crazy weekend crowds. 

The Race To Fish Slows Down. Why That's Good For Fish, Fishermen And Diners

Catch shares allot fishermen a portion of the catch in advance, in hopes of keeping them from racing each other to sea, sometimes in risky climes. They're controversial. They also work, a study finds.

Bison Or Brian? From A Calorie Perspective, Cannibalism Didn't Pay For Paleo Humans

Archaeological records show ancient humans sometimes ate each other. A new study suggests that hunting and eating other humans cost too much effort to be a regular thing. So why'd they do it?

Charlestown's Restaurants Tell The Story Of The Neighborhood

Checking out the Charlestown food scene to see how it's changing with the times.

For Centuries, These Asian Recipes Have Helped New Moms Recover From Childbirth

Postpartum soups and stews have traditionally been prepared for new moms by Asian grandmothers and aunts, the recipes passed down orally. A new cookbook seeks to preserve them before they're lost.

The Jewish Food Society Wants To Save The Recipes Of Grandmas Everywhere

A new project aims to celebrate Jewish food and culture in all its diversity. It's collecting recipes from the Jewish diaspora and staging public events where stories behind the recipes are the stars.

This is Not Your Mother's Vegan Food

by CHLOE. is changing the vibe of vegan fare in Boston.

Fearful Farmers Rush To Find "Guest Workers"

Immigration lawyers are getting a wave of calls from farmers looking for foreign "guest workers." The farmers are worried that they'll lose their existing workers to an immigration crackdown.

Students Serve Up a Global Cookbook

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

Are Kitchen Incubators The Future Of Food?

Somerville's Foundation Kitchen leading the charge of communal entrepreneurialism.

Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

Advocates of grass-grazing cattle say it's better for the environment and the animals. But there's another upside: Grass-fed meat and dairy fetch a premium that can help small farms stay viable.

The Foxfire Book Series That Preserved Appalachian Foodways

Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school in the '60s, but soon became a magazine, then a book, and even a way of teaching about the region's simple, self-sustaining way of life.

The Theft That Helped Inspire 'Les Miserables'

Anyone who has read or seen Victor Hugo's masterpiece knows the plot turns on the theft of a simple loaf of bread. There was no sharper barometer of economic status in 19th-century France than bread.

Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge – say, spinach smoothies – sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all. Here's how.

How Lemonade Helped Paris Fend Off Plague

Tom Nealon's new book searches through patchy historical records to trace subjects like how chocolate helped lead to war in the Caribbean, or the role a grain fungus played in the Crusades.