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perfume

Why Smell Like Flowers When You Could Smell Like Roast Beef?

The rebel of the perfume world can make you smell like dinner or dessert.
November 30, 2017
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war fare

This Food Was Once Packaged Military Rations

You can make combat rations look better, but they still won’t taste good.
November 29, 2017
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culinary crimes

Tancítaro's Avocado Protection Force

The town created a paramilitary group to ward off Mexican cartels.
November 28, 2017
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cookbooks

The Finicky Food Diagrams of a Royal Chef

When you cook for kings and queens, dinner needs to be perfect.
November 27, 2017
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thanksgiving

For Years, Republican and Democratic States Held Separate Thanksgivings

Before Friendsgiving, there was Franksgiving.
November 22, 2017
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energy

London's Buses Are Getting a Boost From Coffee Fuel

No reports yet on tea-fueled buses.
November 21, 2017
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health food

Before Avocado Toast, There Was Snowflake Toast

The Kellogg brothers' spa served health food that still sounds trendy.
November 20, 2017
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gelatin and jellies

The Beautiful Cakes Injected Full of Flowers

Watch as jelly masters create 3-D designs with needles and syringes.
November 17, 2017
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glass

These French Desserts Are Made of Glass and Clay

The artist had food allergies and a "Great British Baking Show" obsession.
November 16, 2017
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menu monday

The Dinner That Kicked Off the First Dinosaur Craze

One of the world's first life-size dinosaur models was the venue.
November 6, 2017
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spiders

The Heritage Beer Brewed With Some Help From Spiders

When fruit flies love your beer, you don't mind a few webs in the brewery.
October 31, 2017
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menu monday

The Club Dedicated to Eating Unconventional Aquatic Creatures

The Ichthyophagous Club changed America's relationship to seafood.
October 30, 2017
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food art

The Forgotten Italian Tradition of Building Monumental Food Palaces

Then destroying them in a literal hunger games.
October 27, 2017
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propaganda

Why Wartime England Thought Carrots Could Give You Night Vision

The belief that carrots improve your eyesight dates back to World War II propaganda.
October 25, 2017
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food art

This Orchestra Makes Music With Celery, Carrots, and Cabbage

They literally shred.
October 24, 2017
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menu monday

The Gilded-Age Dinner Party That Featured 7 Courses and 32 Horses

C.K.G. Billings turned a Manhattan ballroom into a site for a banquet on horseback.
October 23, 2017
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cookies

Watch a Cookie Soar Into the Stratosphere

Terry the teacake took one giant leap for cookie-kind.
October 17, 2017
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menu monday

The Nixon Dinners That Taught Americans to Stop Worrying and Love Peking Duck

The president's historic trip to China caused a Chinese food boom.
October 16, 2017
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renaissance

The Renaissance Painter Who Made Fantastical Portraits From Food

Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted surreal art unlike any of his contemporaries.
October 13, 2017
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features

During an 1870 Siege, Trapped Parisians Dined on Rat, Cat, and Elephant

In a desperate time, the zoo became a source of food.
April 10, 2017