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lent food

It's Lent. Do You Know Where Your Fish Fry Is?

Across the country, communities are mapping out where to get their seasonal fish fix.
February 28, 2024
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seeds

Unusual and Fascinating Herbs to Plant This Spring

Sow some wonder in your garden beds.
February 12, 2024
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cocktails

Have a Trophy? Mix This Victorian Drink in It

Long before the Stanley cup craze, people were showing off with trendy drinking vessels.
January 29, 2024
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gingerbread

What Is Gingerbread? The Answer Is Complicated

Historically, gingerbread didn't always include ginger.
December 18, 2023
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eggs

I Bought an Ostrich Egg, and Here's What I Made With It

First step: Grab a hammer.
November 20, 2023
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canned fish

How Canned Food Went From Military Rations to Fancy Appetizers

This simple technology changed the world.
November 13, 2023
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fall foods

Gastro Obscura's Favorite Fall Treats and Autumn Feasts

Celebrate the season with deep-fried maple leaves and black apple butter.
October 9, 2023
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cooking

Cooking a Microwave Feast, 1980s-Style

Is it possible to nuke a decent boeuf bourguignon?
September 11, 2023
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beverages

How Taiwan's Boba Tea Took Over the World

It’s much more than a drink.
August 7, 2023
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food history

A Peek Inside America's Most Dazzling Menu Collection

Henry Voigt has a treasure trove of vintage restaurant ephemera.
July 31, 2023
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animation

Southern California's Anime-Inspired Food Scene

Fans of Japanese pop culture have opened cafes, pop-ups, and even an ice cream parlor.
July 24, 2023
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airplanes

The Fly-In Restaurants on America's Airfields

Both pilots and planespotters seek out these aviation-themed eateries.
July 10, 2023
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first draft foods

Chowder Once Had No Milk, No Potatoes—and No Clams

The earliest-known version of the dish was a winey, briny, bready casserole.
May 16, 2023
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food

The Sweet History of Lemonade

This humble drink isn't so simple.
April 17, 2023
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chefs

The Restaurants at the End of the World

Some chefs seek adventure on distant islands and within far-flung forests.
March 27, 2023
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seeds

The Stories and Saviors Behind Heirloom Seeds

Plant a Gastro Obscura garden this spring.
March 6, 2023
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food history

The Wondrous History of the Waffle

From food frolics to pandan pastries, a guide through centuries of waffle love.
November 28, 2022
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cookbooks

4 Library Collections Filled With Culinary Treasures

They're saving food history for the future.
September 19, 2022
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eat like a...

Eat Like an Apollo 11 Astronaut With This Celestial Dessert

Neil Armstrong, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Stewart all feasted upon Clair de Lune.
August 26, 2022
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cake

How Scientists Are Using Cake to Share Their Research

Transforming PhDs into pastries.
August 8, 2022
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shops

The Lost Glamour of the Department-Store Restaurant

Pot pies and fanciful desserts made shopping delicious.
June 20, 2022
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jam

Spring's Sweetest Jelly Calls for Hundreds of Dandelions

Cramaillotte makes wonder out of weeds.
June 16, 2022
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Unique Restaurants & Bars

Our Favorite Gastro Obscura Places of 2022 (So Far)

From Rome's oldest bakery to an all-American grape winery.
June 13, 2022
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solar power

Can Solar Cookers Save the World?

This old technology is more important than ever.
May 31, 2022