Food and Drink

Images of Oreo cookies.

Researchers twist open over 1,000 Oreos to discover the best method

The MIT scientists involved said they were searching for a way to make their physics work more understandable by testing creme-wafer adhesion.

 | Douglas Jones

School cafeteria workers serve food

Nutritionists fear USDA updates to school lunches go too far

One of the most immediate changes is a push to get schools to serve mostly whole grains by the start of the school year in 2024.

 | Joe St. George

A buyer chooses hand decorated Easter eggs.

Easter to be impacted by price inflation and shortages

More communities across the country are looking at rules and regulations for having backyard chickens to avoid paying high egg prices.

 | Aimee Reece and Lindsay Tuchman

Frozen fruit recall.

Frozen fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Aldi, Costco over hepatitis risk

Five people were infected with hepatitis A, two of whom were hospitalized, following the consumption of the strawberries, according to the CDC.

 | Scripps News Staff

Biscoff cookies

Why do airplanes serve food?

Today’s on-board food service looks a bit different than it used to.

 | Simon Kaufman

A variety of breakfast cereal at the grocery store.

Forget eggs; inflation is now hitting the breakfast cereal aisle

As egg prices finally start to fall, the price of breakfast cereal is soaring. What can you do if your family eats a lot of cereal?

 | John Matarese

A display of M&M's in a Costco Warehouse in Pittsburgh

Why is sugar so addictive?

Sweet food can prompt a rush of dopamine, the brain's feel-good chemical. But too much of a good thing can be bad.

 | Lindsey Theis and Brandi Scarber

Strawberries being picked.

Report lists which produce has the most pesticides

Nearly 75% of non-organic fresh produce contains harmful pesticides, including some that are banned by the EPA, according to a new report.

 | Justin Boggs

Lunchable in a store

Lunchables could soon appear on school lunch menus

Kraft Heinz is creating special versions of two Lunchables varieties that will meet federal school lunch standards.

 | Justin Boggs

Hidden Valley and Van Leeuwen ranch-flavored ice cream.

Hidden Valley and Van Leeuwen launch ranch-flavored ice cream

It may pair well with salty snacks.

 | Kaitlin Gates

Salt shakers on a table

WHO says more efforts are needed to reduce salt intake, save lives

The World Health Organization says countries need to do more to reduce the global population's sodium intake.

 | Scripps News Staff

Meat displayed in a grocery store freezer

Report: Keto diet could increase risk of heart disease, cardiac events

Being on a keto diet could lead to health scares including chest pain, blocked arteries, heart attacks and strokes.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Victoria Coleman

Napa’s first Black female winemaker creating a path in the industry

Victoria Coleman didn’t grow up in a wine-drinking family and only discovered her love of winemaking after the death of her mother 18 years ago.

 | Lauren Alexander

A stack of thin mints Girl Scout cookies

You can now get Girl Scouts Thin Mints seasoning blend

If you somehow manage not to eat all of your Girl Scout cookies this year, you can also use them to make more involved desserts.

 | Kaitlin Gates

A box of Orville Redenbacher's popcorn

Why do we eat popcorn at the movies?

Popcorn’s popularity surged during World War II as a sugar shortage sunk the supply of candy and other sweets.

 | Carlos Mendez

Environmental activists holding signs take part in a protest rally.

Study: Meat, dairy, rice production contributing to climate change

Scientists say at the current rate of consumption, Earth's temperature will rise 1 degree Celsius just on food production alone.

 | Scripps News Staff

The arm of a patient is being treated with samples of an allergy test.

FDA warns about false negative allergy skin test results

False negative food allergy test results have led to life-threatening anaphylaxis in patients, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

 | Scripps News Staff

Waffle House employee has arm around little boy

Boy raises $100K for favorite Waffle House server who's struggling

Black mold and a rat infestation in his previous apartment forced a Waffle House server and his family to leave behind their home and belongings.

 | Kathleen St. John

Toblerone, Mondelez International

Toblerone removes mountain on packaging after Swissness Act concerns

Mondelez International said its Toblerone packaging will no longer have an iconic Alps mountaintop after concerns over Switzerland's Swissness Act.

 | Scripps News Staff

Popcorn is prepared at a movie theater

'Popcorn Guy' from viral videos will serve popcorn at the Oscars

Jason Grosboll's out-of-this-world popcorn-buttering skills were filmed and posted to TikTok, earning him the title of "The Popcorn Guy."

 | Kaitlin Gates

Plates of fried fish and sides are delivered at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 during their annual fish fry.

Friday fish fries generally aren't very healthy, expert says

Although the act of frying fish can add hundreds of calories to a dish, an expert doesn't discourage people from supporting local fish fries.

 | Justin Boggs

Scripps News' Ben Schamisso helps make pizzas.

Yelp says Chicago isn't the best pizza city. Its chefs beg to differ

Yelp released a new list of the Top 100 pizza spots across North America, and Chicago barely cracked the top 50. Some chefs explain why it's wrong.

 | Ben Schamisso

Man drinking alcohol.

Patients taking Ozempic report losing desire to drink alcohol

The diabetes drug has already made headlines for its alleged weight loss benefits. Now, another surprising side affect is garnering attention.

 | Gage Jackson

Einat Admony cooks.

How this Israeli woman built success in male-dominated chef industry

A trailblazing New York chef details her accomplishments in the cutthroat restaurant industry.

 | Alexandra Miller

A woman shops for groceries

Pandemic-era SNAP benefits end as millions face rising costs

This month, people receiving SNAP benefits will begin getting the amount they received prior to the pandemic.

 | Scripps News Staff and Clayton Sandell

Canned shrimp recall.

Kawasho Foods USA Inc. recalls canned shrimp product for leaking

The company recalled cans of Geisha shrimp because the product was swelling, bursting and leaking, the FDA said in a release.

 | Scripps News Staff

Erythritol, a sugar replacement

Sweetener erythritol linked to stroke, heart attack, study finds

New research shows that sugar replacement erythritol, commonly used to sweeten many products, has been linked to hearth attack, stroke and death.

 | Scripps News Staff

a vendor weighs onions for a customer at a farmers market in Bangalore, India

Why does cutting onions make us cry?

If you really can’t stand the "onion boo-hoos" there are a few tricks to prevent them.

 | Simon Kaufman

Chef Joe Moless busy in the kitchen at Pour Taproom

Why are there so many germs in the kitchen?

Scripps News' Lauren Magarino makes a meal with the help of food experts, while they answer questions on food safety.

 | Simon Kaufman

Archaeologists discover 5,000-year-old tavern with food still in bowl

One archaeologist called it "kind of a McDonald’s with prepared food for fast service."

 | Tricia Goss