Comfort in Food?

Macaroni and cheese is an ultimate comfort food, it’s supposed to make you feel at home, giving peace of mind. Certainly, certain foods put you into certain moods, and certain moods push you to eat certain foods. However, decisions about eating are often wildly irrational and subject to influences we are not even aware of.

The Link Between Mood and Food

By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D.

Research reveals the surprising link between food and mood.

The Science of Soup's Appeal

By Linda Wasmer Andrews

Taking stock of what makes soup so soothing and satisfying.

How Spicy Do You Like It?

By Glenn Geher Ph.D.

An evolutionary perspective on why some cultures have spicy food.
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Death by Salad

By Peter A. Ubel M.D.

Two reasons why "healthy" food may make you fat.