What is it that makes Indian food so delicious, so rich, so craveable? A few scientists from the Indian Institute for Technology in Jodhpur wondered the same thing, so they analyzed over 2,500 Indian recipes to decode the complex, delicious magic of Indian food. Interested in what they found out?
The stylish glass Chemex coffee carafe is an icon of design, and it is enjoying a renaissance among coffee geeks. But where did it come from, and how is it made now? Sprudge takes us on a Chemex tour, from its early history to its present day home — a small, family-owned factory in Massachusetts.
Last week I shared an article about the most Googled dinner recipes in every state. Turns out that's not the only type of recipe you're leaning on Google for — it's also your go-to for cocktail know-how.
When you stroll the aisles of your favorite grocery store, it's tempting to complain about just how much more everything costs these days. But you might want to think twice before you start griping because according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we spend less money on food these days than our grandparents used to.
Today's food for thought: Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad, of the Radiolab podcast, ask how much nature is worth in actual dollars. What is the real-world wage of a honey bee? Plus an interesting look at the fate of an apple orchard once the bees disappeared. (Spoiler: it might not what you'd expect!)