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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
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Make a Historic Boston Dessert That Became a Japanese Favorite

Unless you make it yourself, coffee jelly can be hard to find stateside.
April 28, 2021
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ancient foods

How to Recreate 1,300-Year-Old Cookies

Found in an empty tomb, these sweets have staying power.
April 15, 2021
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bananas

Can 'Banana Buffers' Save California From Wildfires?

A computer scientist makes a case for cocooning communities in banana groves.
April 12, 2021
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pie

Before Key Lime Pie, Florida Loved This Sweet-Tart Treat

Bake the state's nearly forgotten sour orange pie.
April 7, 2021
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cookbooks

Inside the World's Largest Jewish Cookbook Collection

A librarian with a love for eBay built this trove of culinary history.
March 24, 2021
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cookbooks

Eat Like England’s First Non-Royal Ruler With This Propaganda-Filled Cookbook

Opponents of Oliver Cromwell published his family recipes, with a side of fake news.
March 10, 2021
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home-cooked holidays

This Christmas Punch Requires a Formerly Forbidden Fruit

Importing golden tejocotes to the U.S. is finally legal.
December 21, 2020
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home-cooked holidays

How to Play a Fiery Victorian Christmas Game and Not Get Burned

Snapdragon is not for the faint-hearted.
December 16, 2020
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home-cooked holidays

This Pennsylvanian Winter Punch Is Sweet, Spicy, and Possibly Explosive

Boilo is a favorite across coal country.
December 9, 2020
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home-cooked history

Reviving America's Forgotten Boozy, Fruity Election Cake

These cakes helped elections feel like a party.
October 30, 2020
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microscopes

The Microscopic Majesty of Sugars, Salts, and Spices

A molecular biologist turned food writer put kitchen staples under the microscope.
October 8, 2020
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drinks

5 Classic Cocktails That Changed When They Crossed Borders

Around the world in mutant drinks, via your liquor cabinet.
September 2, 2020
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rice

The Battle to Invent the Automatic Rice Cooker

The biggest names in Japanese technology vied to bring them to market.
July 31, 2020
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historical recipes

How Historical Societies Are Bringing Their Recipes to Pandemic Cooks

Food has become an important tool for connection.
July 17, 2020
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restaurants

Meet the College Student With 6,000 Takeout Menus

He's not quite sure what to do with them.
July 7, 2020
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food art

The Master Baker Giving San Francisco Sourdough a New Shape

For 40 years, Fernando Padilla has sculpted with dough.
July 2, 2020
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pizza

Meet the Owner of the World's Largest Pizza Box Collection

1,550 and counting.
June 8, 2020
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baking

7 Spectacular Breads to Make Once You’ve Mastered the Frog Loaf

From crispy popovers to artful bird cakes, take a carb cruise around the world.
May 29, 2020