fact or fiction

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

  • Miranda O'Conner
    Published 2 years ago
    Is Veganism Healthy?

    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?"
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 2 years ago
    What Is Umami?

    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 aren't from New Zealand and Australia before. It's not easy. The conversation usually goes like this:
  • Bethany Tiamat
    Published 2 years ago
    Is Fried Food Healthy?

    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.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 3 years ago
    Celebrity Chefs Who Aren't Actually Chefs

    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 actually running a restaurant kitchen could be.
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published 3 years ago
    Gag-Worthy Retro Foods People Actually Ate

    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 foods we know are fattening today.
  • Anthony Gramuglia
    Published 3 years ago
    Delicious Meals That Can Kill You

    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 pleasure, but, when you get right down to it... they can kill you. Not just kill you, but kill you in awful ways.
  • Zena Leech-Calton
    Published 3 years ago
    Food Fight

    Food Fight

    Not sure how to vote –
  • Trent Cooper
    Published 3 years ago
    Switching Out Coffee for Matcha

    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 your lifestyle and overall chance of living. Well, what are we waiting for, let’s dive right in!
  • Brittany McSorley
    Published 3 years ago
    Whole Milk Vs Skim Milk

    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 goodness over the possibility of making an unhealthy choice. And if you're in camp skim milk, your priorities lie with choosing a drink without as much fat content. What we can all agree on is that skim milk is obviously better for you, right? Maybe not. Let's explore the whole milk vs skim milk debate, so we can finally stop talking about it.
  • Anthony Gramuglia
    Published 3 years ago
    Health Benefits of Cooking at Home Vs Eating Out

    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 more satisfying.
  • Anthony Gramuglia
    Published 3 years ago
    Why Do We Eat Popcorn During a Movie?

    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 that we may forget that it was not always this way.
  • David Greenwood-Haigh
    Published 3 years ago
    Tips from a Professional Chocolate Taster