The hunt for food is the dominant activity in the lives of all animals, and the collection, growing, and hunting of food was the primary occupation of human beings for thousands of years. Although technological advances mean far fewer people take part in the production of our food these days, the preparation, consumption, and enjoyment of food remains a significant factor in our lives.




Contamination

Contamination
What’s got into you?

Preparation

Preparation
Making it and selling it.

Culture Clash

Culture Clash
Food around the world collides.

Dining Rituals

Dining Rituals
Table manners and modes.

Odd Ingredients

Odd Ingredients
Elements of what we eat.

Warnings

Warnings
Beware of ingestibles.

Food Origins

Food Origins
How certain popular dishes began.