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trucks

The Food Truck That Invites You to Be the Cook

These traveling historians are hungry for your life story.
September 19, 2018
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south america

Brazil Nuts Are Brought to You by Rodents

The snack wouldn’t exist without the help of one furry critter and its unusually sharp teeth.
September 14, 2018
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greece

Here's What the Watermelon Was Up to Before It Tasted Good

Wild watermelons weren't sweet, but they were incredibly useful.
September 07, 2018
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recipe

Exploring a 'Treasure Trove' of Medieval Egyptian Recipes

A newly translated cookbook provides a tantalizing glimpse of Cairo's past.
September 04, 2018
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black markets

Remembering the Clandestine 'Aunty Bars' of Prohibition-Era Bombay

Grabbing a drink once meant moonshine in a neighbor's living room.
September 03, 2018
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london

England's Forgotten Pet Massacre of 1939

Why were hundreds of thousands of pets put to sleep in London?
August 28, 2018
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dairy

All Aboard the World's First Floating Dairy Farm

More sustainable food production may call for plopping cows on the water.
August 22, 2018
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vegetables

For Centuries, People Thought Lambs Grew on Trees

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary puzzled scientists and philosophers.
August 15, 2018
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tools

How England Got Its Curvy Cucumbers Straightened Out

The cucumber straightener was a marvel of British horticulture.
August 09, 2018
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food art

The Artist Sewing a Supermarket Out of Felt

Lucy Sparrow is making food fuzzier.
July 31, 2018
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Why British Royal Navy Sailors Preferred Their Booze on Fire

The alcoholic “proof” system dates back to this centuries-old practice.
July 25, 2018