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EPISODE 2 | 11.8.2018

Cravings

We've all been there - the moment when an overpowering food craving descends upon you and takes possession of your body, mind, and wallet. But where do food cravings come from? Are they cultural, genetic, gender-specific? We find out if science has the answer.

About This Episode

We've all been there - the moment when an overpowering food craving descends upon you and takes possession of your body, mind, and wallet. But where do food cravings come from? Are they cultural, genetic, gender-specific? We find out if science has the answer. Read our episode recap here.

A Special Love for Makgooksoo

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Satisfying food cravings is reporter Jacklyn Kim's one true love in life.

Makgooksoo is a type of Korean cold noodle made from buckwheat. Refreshing during a hot summer and packed with flavor, these spicy noodles are typically served with pollack, pickled radishes and a chilled pork broth to pour over. It pairs perfectly with a hot order of crisp, flat-fried dumplings and custom dipping soy sauce. (Photos by Jacklyn Kim.)

Why Do Americans Crave Chocolate?

Americans (especially women) are much more likely to crave chocolate than individuals from other countries. Read a 2014 study by Professor Julia Hormes to learn why (PDF).

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