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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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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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halloween

The Historical Halloween Cake That Reveals Your Future Spouse

Can a "dumb cake" help you discover your fate?
October 6, 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
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coronavirus

Sushi Carousels and the Future of Contact-Free Dining

Inside the creative world of conveyor-belt restaurants.
September 28, 2021
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cookbooks

The Colorful World of Edible Flowers

A new book catalogs 105 floral ingredients for everything from pasta to pies.
September 15, 2021
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internet

How to Buy Pink Pineapples and Fruitcake Off Etsy

Etsy, Instagram, and even Facebook can provide a taste of novelty and home.
September 14, 2021
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diner

Ode to a Denny's Hobbit Menu

The long history of fandom food.
September 7, 2021
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foraged foods

Gaze on Ghostly Portraits of North America’s Wild Edibles

From familiar flowers to unusual salad greens.
August 20, 2021
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baseball

How Minor League Baseball Teams Hype Hyper-Local Food

Root, root root for the...Hartford Steamed Cheeseburgers?
August 9, 2021
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activism

The Youth Reforesting Puerto Rico With Soursop, Papaya, and Avocado Trees

Food-filled parks are replacing what Hurricane Maria destroyed.
July 30, 2021
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midwest

This Puzzling Dessert Calls for Peaches and Physics

There's a magic trick baked into Peach Puzzle.
July 1, 2021
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travel

Meet the Man Recreating Air Travel’s Most Glorious Meals

No one loves food in flight like Nik Sennhauser.
June 21, 2021
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recipe

How to Make Taiwan's Iconic Train Bento

These convenient, compact meals have a devoted fanbase.
June 8, 2021
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desserts

Every Landmark in China Now Makes Gorgeous Themed Ice Cream

Temples, towers, and famous figures, all as frozen treats.
June 8, 2021
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desserts

The Historic Russian Recipe That Turns Apples Into Marshmallows

Disarmingly simple, pastila is lighter than air.
May 28, 2021
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health

A Cooking Competition in the Pacific Islands Has a Life-Saving Mission

Governments and celebrities are battling diet-related diseases with reality TV.
May 20, 2021