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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
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sushi

The Hidden Histories of To-Go Container Art

Who drew that winking chef on your pizza box?
May 9, 2022
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easter

The Powerful Symbolism of Ukraine's Easter Bread

All around the world, bakers are making paska in solidarity.
April 18, 2022
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april fools day

The Greatest Food Hoaxes of All Time

People have fallen for all kinds of culinary cons.
April 4, 2022
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sake

The Ancient, Female Origins of Booze

Beer, sake, and a certain flowery wine had their start as women's work.
March 28, 2022
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cooking

The Unsung Women of the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens

For many Crockettes, the job was glamorous, fulfilling, and "almost subversive."
March 21, 2022
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culture

You Know Taco Tuesday; What About Mogodu Monday?

Serving comfort food once a week is a global concept.
February 14, 2022
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cookbooks

The Challenges of Writing a Continent-Spanning Cookbook

22 countries, 600-plus recipes, one giant book.
January 13, 2022
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kitchen

The Secret Lives of Kitchen Appliances

Before your favorite tools, cooking was hell.
January 11, 2022
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the year in wonder 2021

Our Most Defiantly Hopeful Stories of 2021

Even in hard times, people continue to discover, innovate, and protect.
December 29, 2021
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cake

The All-American Appeal of the Bundt Cake

A clever pan made elegant baking possible for everyone.
December 22, 2021
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nobel prize

How to Make Nobel Ice Cream, the World's Smartest Dessert

You may not be a prize winner, but you can eat like one.
December 10, 2021
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giftguide

Our Favorite Gadgets, Cookbooks, and Snacks for the Holidays

A very Gastro Obscura gift guide.
November 29, 2021
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thanksgiving

America’s Most Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Show some state pride with persimmon bread or frog eye salad.
November 22, 2021
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ao loves halloween 2022

The Historical Halloween Cake That Reveals Your Future Spouse

Can a "dumb cake" help you discover your fate?
November 6, 2021
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foraged foods

How to Forage From the World's Oldest Tree

These "living fossils" are everywhere; their nuts are delicious.
November 1, 2021
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halloween

Halloween Used to Be a Lot More Romantic

The food rituals of All Hallows' Eve once predicted marriages and summoned spouses.
October 26, 2021
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teahouse

In the Canadian Rockies, High Tea Is Served at 7,000 Feet

Staff hike hundreds of varieties up the slopes.
October 4, 2021