fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the food universe.

The Truth About Bottled Water
In this day and age, where logos are virtually everywhere—from old-fashioned billboards to those annoying pop-up ads—there seems to be a significance in what we refer to as a "brand." What we call bra...
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Clare Scanlan2 months ago
Myths About Organic Farming
Organic food is the buzz word of the moment. It is supposed to be healthier and taste better than conventionally grown foods. Supermarkets are increasing their range of organic foods and many people a...
Nikola Lodkowska3 months ago
What's Wrong with Gluten?
First of all, let's start with that many people don't know what gluten is. It is a protein, combination of gliadin and glutenin. It works like a glue, makes dough stretchy and spongy. Some people aren...
Gerald Rogers3 months ago
2017: The Year Of Veganism?
Twenty years ago you couldn't find anyone that even knew what the vegan diet was. Fast forward to 2017 and the vegan diet is the hottest thing in food around the globe. To be be clear, veganism is muc...
Miranda O'Conner4 months ago
Is Veganism Healthy?
Veganism has gone from a fringe, niche community to a mainstream diet trend, but, with so many touting the benefits of cutting animals from their meal plans, one has to ask "Is veganism healthy?" Of c...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
What Is Umami?
The other day, I got my friend to try a Vegemite sandwich. Though I'm American, I absolutely love Vegemite. I love the umami taste it offers, and I tried to explain why it's so tasty to people who are...
Bethany Tiamat4 months ago
Is Fried Food Healthy?
When someone asks "Is fried food healthy?" the answer seems pretty obvious, right? It's a resounding no. No, fried food is not healthy. Fried food is incredibly unhealthy. However, there can be health...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Celebrity Chefs Who Aren't Actually Chefs
Televised cooking shows have created a number of amazing phenomenons that have changed the way we look at food. We've gotten shows like Hell's Kitchen, which taught our mainstream audiences how hard a...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Gag-Worthy Retro Foods People Actually Ate
Doctors and statisticians can both agree that people used to be a lot skinnier back in the 1950s. Despite the thinner waistlines, most of the recipes that you'll read involved gross quantities of food...
Anthony Gramuglia4 months ago
Delicious Meals That Can Kill You
For many of us, we are what we eat, but what many of us don't realize is that these delicious meals may not be exactly what they appear to be on the surface. Sure, they may make us smile and moan in p...
Zena Leech-Calton5 months ago
Food Fight
Not sure how to vote – Here’s what I do - go for the candidate who eats the best food, with the best food tastes and possibly similar to you, you’re sure to get on and agree on their policies. After a...
Trent Cooper6 months ago
Switching Out Coffee for Matcha
If you’re looking for a coffee alternative that ditches the caffeine slump and noticeable weight gain, matcha might be the choice for you. Although it may look like green sludge it will help improve y...
Brittany McSorley6 months ago
Whole Milk Vs Skim Milk
The whole milk vs skim milk battle has been a long and arduous one. We've all chosen sides, and nothing can sway us. If you love whole milk, you're a purist. You value tradition and thick, creamy good...
Anthony Gramuglia6 months ago
Health Benefits of Cooking at Home Vs Eating Out
There remains an intense debate among lovers of food over whether dining out or cooking at home leads to better meals. But better is a loaded statement. Better can mean better tasting. Better can mean...
Anthony Gramuglia6 months ago
Why Do We Eat Popcorn During a Movie?
Popcorn and movies go hand in hand, ever since the beginning of the theater world. It seems like it has always been this way, since the start of the cinematic world. So many of us blindly accept this ...
Tips from a Professional Chocolate Taster
Eating chocolate for a job may seem like the best job in the world and it is. I love doing my job, but it's not always as tasty as you may think. People’s faces often turn green with envy when tell th...
Sierra Torrez8 months ago
Being A Culinary Student
Being a culinary student is not an easy job. Ever since I started culinary school in July of 2015, it has been a real struggle and I have been faced with many challenges along the way. I have seen a l...
Dave Lee8 months ago
What Really Is American Cheese?
Of all the items in the dairy aisle, American cheese is certainly the most controversial. Ignoring the contentious debate over nutrition and taste, many would argue that both parts of its name are act...