Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Searching for a way to make artificial blood vessels, a bioengineer found inspiration in a cotton candy machine.

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Daily Word Wizard

In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods.

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Daily Word Wizard

Here's a fun fact that proves that truth is stranger than fiction: Cotton candy as we know it was invented by a dentist.

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Daily Word Wizard

Everyone knows that there's no actual seawater in saltwater taffy. So where exactly did that name come from? If legend is to be believed, it washed ashore with a high tide.

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Chocolate

We’re kicking off a new season of Mad Genius Tips with a brilliant trick for creating homemade chocolates that even Willy Wonka doesn’t know about.

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Chefsteps

For many American kids, Starburst is "the one." It takes some effort to do it DIY, but it's worth it.

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Supermarket Sleuth

Just in time for Halloween, it's creepy to know that a common candy ingredient called confectioner's glaze is not as innocuous as it sounds.

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Expert Party Tips

Here, produced by F&W's Julia Heffelfinger, a makeover of the movie-theater concession stand. No popcorn machine necessary.

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Editor Obsession

I’ve always believed that the day after Halloween is better than the holiday itself—November 1st being the day when all candy left on store shelves goes on half price sale. If you’re not like me, if you’re already getting sick of the candy you stole from your kids, or legitimately trick-or-treated for yourself, here are some smart strategies for unloading those sweets. 5 ways to use up leftover candy, from drinking Snickers bars to making jelly bean mosaics. »

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