#53 How Jell-O Became Popular

Written on June 9, 2016
This is the story of Jell-O - a cheap and easy-to-make gelatin-based dessert product. There were other competitors that came before Jell-O that had basically the same product of powdered gelatin in a package with flavoring added to it, but Jell-O made gelatin desserts popular at a time when gelatin…

#52 The Price of Vanilla

Written on May 19, 2016
I have always wondered about the price of vanilla, because the tiny little bottles of vanilla extract are so expensive. If you've ever also wondered about the price of vanilla extract, or how it's produced, then you're in the right place! And if you've never wondered...well it's more interesting than…

#49 The Slaughterhouse Revolution

Written on April 12, 2016
For this incredible true story, we spoke to one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the Heroes category for 2010. Her name is Temple Grandin and she is our hero. This is the story of a slaughterhouse revolution. It starts with what is called the "McLibel Case". In 1991,…
This is part two of our space food story! As a recap, in part one we had the first bit of the Chris Hadfield interview, and we spoke to the author of "The Martian", Andy Weir, who described how his character, Mark Watney, managed to grow potatoes on Mars. Don’t…
This story is so HUGE that we broke it into 2 parts - so make sure you also check out "Space Food Part 2 - Chris Hadfield, Dr. Louisa Preston, Chris Patil". You will learn about everything from how one eats in zero gravity to how someone could survive all…