Scientist Says Bread He Baked From 4,500 Year-Old Yeast Is Delicious
Physicist and video game designer Seamus Blackley extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian pottery and used it to make a delicious sourdough bread.
This Vegemite-Toast-Flavored Liqueur Sounds Like a Dare
"If you like that savory flavor of yeast-extract spreads, you’ll really enjoy it."
Please Stop Putting Garlic in Your Vaginas, OB/GYN Begs
Congratulations, you’ve turned your most sensitive orifice into Gilroy, California for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON—according to Dr. Jennifer Gunter.
Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'
For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.
Being an Artisanal Baker Destroyed My Body
In industrial bakeries, everything in the bread-making process is ergonomic with vigilant precautions towards health and safety. In small bakeries, this is often not the case.
Why Champagne Hangovers Make You Want to Die a Thousand Deaths
This is why we have hangover cures.
Scientists Want to Turn Pee into Astronaut Food
This is great news for science fiction writers.
Yeast Can Be Engineered to Turn Astronaut Pee Into Spaceflight Materials
“We are planning to try to get our yeast to the International Space Station in next couple of years.”
Just How Serious Is This New 'Deadly' Fungus?
It's a yeast infection that can affect men and women.
This Study Hopes to Determine Whether We Can Brew Beer on the Moon
Shotgunning beers and eating moon-yeast pizza might be part of everyday life for those who live on humanity’s first interplanetary outpost.
Meet the Bartender Making Wine Without Grapes or a Vineyard
Ryan Chetiyawardana of London’s White Lyan cocktail bar is making his own “wine” by fermenting herbs, tea, and fruit into an alcoholic drink that mimics the flavours of reds and whites—without grapes.
Meet the Baker Making Bread Rise without Yeast
Danish baker Christoffer Hruskova proves (get it?) that you don’t have to play by the rules to make delicious bread. His recently opened London bakery produces sourdough, baguettes, and wholegrain loaves—all without yeast.