Why do I like buffalo wings and not broccoli? - Joe, 10, New York City, NYjaime.chambers
You’re not alone—cats don’t like broccoli much either. As a carnivore, I think a nice, meaty buffalo wing sounds great.
But humans are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and meat. They’ve developed a taste for all kinds of things growing and living all over the world. So where do individual people’s preferences come from?
To find out, I visited Carolyn Ross, a professor of Food Science at Washington State University. Like you, she is very curious about why people like the foods they like.Read More ...
Why do onions make us cry? -Kera, 5, Lawrenceville, GArcwebber
Try as we might, it can be hard to hold back tears while chopping up onions.Read More ...
What exactly is cheese? -Mark, 11rcwebber
Cheese is delicious. At least, that’s this cat’s professional opinion. For the more scientific answer, I visited the cheese makers here at Washington State University.Read More ...
How is ice cream made? - Israel, 7rcwebber
It just so happens that July is National Ice Cream Month. To celebrate, I decided to whip up some homemade ice cream. You can try it at home, too.Read More ...
Why is there iron in my cereal? Is there iron in other food? -Phillip, 11, Pullman, WArcwebber
Iron is found in buildings and skyscrapers. It makes up most of the Earth’s core. It’s even found in the Sun and stars. And yes, it’s also in a bowl of cereal.Read More ...
Why do we get brain freezes -Hannah, 9, Monroe Elementaryrcwebber
You’re enjoying some ice cream, when suddenly you feel a pain in your head that hurts a whole lot. It’s like it came out of nowhere, and in a matter of seconds, it’s gone.Read More ...
Dear Dr. Universe, Will I ever like Brussel sprouts? - Sincerely, Susanrcwebber
Before I answer this question, I must ask that you abandon your normal eating routine over the next three days in favor of Brussels sprouts.
Yes, for every meal.
Do you like them yet?Read More ...
Why do bees have stuff that looks like hair? The hair on their legs looks like a real hassle, what with all the crud that sticks to it.*-Elliotrcwebber
That crud is their food, Elliott. That’s what I learned from Steve Sheppard. He studies bees here at WSU.Read More ...