Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.
Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.
Science | Food | Environment | WorldNPR | March 25, 2015 10:29 a.m.
Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.
Three spices that grow on Zanzibar are so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. But vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg have very different origins.
Technology | Food | Entertainment | Arts | WorldNPR | March 24, 2015 7:10 a.m.
What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.
With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has launched a defense of French food traditions.
Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang-raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Foleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.
A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.
For the first time, scientists have estimated how much antibiotics livestock consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?
In Spanish villages, townspeople gather at dawn to collectively slaughter a pig, then prepare every last bit as food, even the ears. The ancient ritual, called matanza, is now drawing foodie tourists.