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vegetables

The Grocery Stocker Who Makes Hypnotic Vegetable Designs

Scallions, radishes, and endives form artistic works.
March 22, 2018
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cookbooks

14 Unusual Cookbooks That Were Still Fit to Print

The collections of Gastro Obscura readers feature cannibalism, bugs, and Dracula.
March 20, 2018
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journalism

Remembering When 'The New York Times' Explained Pizza

No "pizzas" here, only "pizze."
March 19, 2018
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dinner party

Alfred Hitchcock’s Contentious Relationship With Dinner Parties

Sometimes the food was all blue.
March 15, 2018
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physics

When Stephen Hawking Threw a Cocktail Party for Time Travelers

No one showed up.
March 14, 2018
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beef

The Mystery of New England's Gray Corned Beef

The specialty is usually pink, but it looks different around Boston.
March 14, 2018
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chefs

The Chef Cooking Up Invasive Species

Asian carp are a problem, but they're also dinner.
March 13, 2018
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cookbooks

Tell Us About Your Most Unusual Cookbook

Do you have an offbeat cookbook in your collection? Gastro Obscura wants to see it.
March 12, 2018
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islands week

Why Michigan's Favorite Hot Dog Has a New York Name

How did Coney Island get to Detroit?
March 8, 2018
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vegetables

The Chef Who Carves Traditional Patterns Into Fruits and Vegetables

Japanese design meets produce.
March 7, 2018
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robotics

Flippy, the Burger-Flipping Robot, Is Now Gainfully Employed

The more burgers it makes, the smarter it gets.
March 5, 2018
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linguistics

How Orange (the Fruit) Inspired Orange (the Color)

Until the Renaissance, the English language had no word for yellow-red.
March 1, 2018
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tolkien

One of the World's Most Irreplaceable Books Was Used as a Cutting Board

The Exeter Book also once served as a coaster.
February 27, 2018
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epidemics

How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy

One stubborn doctor pioneered a cure.
February 22, 2018
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food art

The Artist Crafting Hyperrealistic Felt Foods

Huong Huynh makes fabric fare look good enough to eat.
February 21, 2018
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trucks

Saying Farewell to Mr. Okra, New Orleans's Musical Produce Seller

His chant and truck were symbols of the Crescent City.
February 19, 2018
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paper

The Most Unusual Menus From Libraries Around the World

Featuring fur, space flight, and Abraham Lincoln.
February 16, 2018
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plague

Nostradamus Wrote Prophecies; He Also Made Jelly

His cookbook contained recipes for sweets and plague remedies.
February 15, 2018
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forks

Meet the Artist Who Makes Creatures Out of Cutlery

It's fork art!
February 14, 2018
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alchemy

Thank These Master Alchemists for the Magic of Alcohol

Two Muslim scholars invented stills that could make spirits.
February 12, 2018
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mistakes

Norway's Olympic Team Bought 15,000 Eggs due to a Google Translate Mistake

It added an extra zero.
February 8, 2018
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food scare

The CDC Is Begging People to Stop Cuddling Chickens

Snuggling and smooching your poultry may end in salmonella.
February 7, 2018
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spicy

Would You Eat This Dangerously Spicy Ice Cream?

It's made with one of the world's hottest chilies.
February 6, 2018
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girl scouts

The First Girl Scout Cookie Was Surprisingly Boring

No coconut, chocolate, or mint in sight.
February 5, 2018