The Food Issue: The Science of Feast, Fuel and Farm

It started as fuel, became a passion, ignited a global crisis—and made us human

A Scientific Feast of Articles about Our Relationship with Food

Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the September 2013 issue of Scientific American


Why Does Food Taste So Delicious?

Food is a primal, everyday part of our lives—yet rich with mystery


Case for (Very) Early Cooking Heats Up

Nearly two million years ago our ancestors began to barbecue. And those hot meals, Richard Wrangham argues, are what made us human


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