MUNCHIES Staff Picks: Election Day Coping Mechanisms
We will distract ourselves from the pending political apocalypse by watching cake decorating videos and drinking Manhattans, among other things.
Sorry, Vegans: Scientists Say That Plants Can Feel Stress
New research from the University of Copenhagen claims that plants experience stress when growing in the cold.
Down on the Farm
Being a farmer isn’t all verdant pastures. It’s a physically demanding job with all-weather hours—often working alone. Add in easier access to firearms and declining food prices, and you have a potentially lethal combination.
Your Cluttered Kitchen Might Be Making You Fat
A recent study has found what appears to be a direct link between caloric intake and how cluttered a kitchen is.
Pizza Is America’s Favorite Form of Stress Relief
Life can be rough, in ways both big and small. And sometimes, with the exception of a stiff cocktail, there’s nothing that takes the edge off more than a meal of cheese and grease.
Humanely Killed Fish Tastes Better
The meat of rainbow trout that had been killed in high-stress situations spoiled faster than fish that were killed swiftly.
Scientists Say It’s More Stressful to Be a Waiter Than a Neurosurgeon
A new study has found that demanding jobs offering employees little control—step forward weekend brunch server on a 12 hour split-shift—are among the most detrimental to mental and physical health.
Apparently Brits Spend 34 Days a Year Thinking About Food
According to a new study, Brits spend an average of two hours and 13 minutes every day thinking about hunger and meal choices, which adds up to 34 days each year.
This Is Why Sugar Is So Damn Addictive
According to new research from UC Davis, the root of our global sugar addiction isn't just an inescapable sweet tooth: Sugar can actually act as a stress reliever.
What It's Like to Be Attacked by Your Sous Chef
I will always look back on that episode as the worst of my entire ten-year career. The attack? I survived. But everything that happened after, that’s what stays with me.
The Crazy Life of a Chef Is Nothing to Celebrate
Sometimes I work 20 hours straight and my days bleed into each other. Sometimes I worry if what I’m doing is right, and how much longer I will have the energy for it. How can we live healthier lives as chefs and work in an industry that praises and...
We Need to Rethink Our Approach to Seafood Altogether
I firmly believe that we need to change our mindset for a more ethical approach to how we farm, catch, kill, handle, and consume seafood. It's not just that we're overfishing species out of season, but we're letting them die in a way that benefits no...
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