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Cupcakes to Quiche: How Food Trends Develop and Fizzle

In the 1970s, quiche and fondue were all the rage. Now kale and cupcakes are everywhere. Could grilled cheese and beef jerky be next? We explore the economic and cultural factors that spark food trends and consider reasons why some having staying power, while others fizzle out.

The Tastemakers Project

David Sax's Tastemakers project explores food trends and values across the country. Learn more about the series in the video below.

2014 Food Trends

Cooking Light took a look at what's flying off shelves this year, from savory Greek yogurt to "protein-packed everything."

Our Predictions: 2014 Food Trends


A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

2 Degrees In Paris: The Global Warming Set To Dominate Climate Conversation

As world leaders gather in Paris to talk about climate change, one phrase that will dominate conversations is "two degrees." Global leaders will discuss how to prevent global temperatures from warming by more than two degrees since the industrial revolution.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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