enzymes

Cheese

Why You Should Eat Cheese When Your A/C Breaks

People love to eat and drink the pain away, so fight the sweltering heat of summer by eating a rich triple crème. It works.
Charlotte Kamin
7.18.17
seafood

Making the Perfect Fish Sauce Is a Science, Not an Art

Chef Stevie Parle of modern British restaurant, Craft London, has revived a 3,000-year-old recipe for garum—the aged fish guts ketchup first made by Romans.
Daisy Meager
9.10.16
Technology

This Avocado Time Machine Stops Fruit From Going Brown

Australian technology company Naturo Technologies has developed a contraption that uses steam-driven pressure fluctuations to “turn off” the enzyme that causes avocado flesh to brown.
Daisy Meager
8.4.16
coffee

A Vietnamese Company Is Bringing Fake Weasel Poop Coffee to the Weasel Poop Coffee-Drinking Masses

Trung Nguyen, the Starbucks of Vietnam, commissioned a bunch of chemists to mimic kopi luwak, exquisitely expensive coffee that’s been digested and shit out by little weasel-like creatures called civets.
Dave Simpson
6.29.16
alcohol

How to Get Drunk By Eating Bread

If you think this sounds great, it’s not.
Sarah Emerson
4.5.16
Health

We're Getting Closer to Creating a Universal Blood Supply

A new enzyme can change type A and B blood to type O.
Jordan Pearson
4.30.15
wine

A Scientific Breakthrough Could Make Your Wine into Hangover-Free Magic

New research that was recently published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology suggests that bioengineered yeast could make our wine healthier, tastier, and guilt-free.
Hilary Pollack
3.17.15
Cheese

Getting Real About the Fear Behind Raw Milk

Lately, there's a rising fear in food—people have developed a strange aversion to anything that isn't shrink-wrapped with a barcode on it. But when the issue behind raw milk bubbles to the surface, the cheese world is swimming in a sea of it. Here's...
Charlotte Kamin
2.24.15
Hangover

Cheese Is Your Hangover's Best Friend

Hangovers are the worst. The next time you awake to the pulsing pain of too many libations, skip over the fried fish sandwich that will inevitably make you hurl, and pull out a chunk of cheese to nibble the nausea away.
Charlotte Kamin
1.19.15
Cheese

The Cheese Mob Keeps Parmigiano-Reggiano in the Bank

Parmesan cheese, or Parmigiano-Reggiano, is money. It gets branded like a tattoo and sent directly off Parmigiano banks. But behind the dank flavor, this complicated wheel of enzymes and curds has an insane history guarded by a fiercely protective...
Charlotte Kamin
8.7.14
Motherboard Blog

Real Scientists Are Creating the Best Hangover Cure Ever

Forget the coconut water and bullshit herbal remedies. This mimics the way your liver actually works.
Austin Considine
2.20.13