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american south

The Secret Ingredient to America's Vietnamese Coffee

Chicory blends from New Orleans provided a taste of home.
February 5, 2018
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ham

Feast Your Eyes on This Glorious Crocheted Food

Trevor Smith's creations are fuzzy, cozy, and downright edible-looking.
January 31, 2018
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wine

You Can (Probably) Still Drink the World’s Oldest Bottle of Wine

But it won't taste good.
January 29, 2018
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food scare

When Food Dye Was Made From Coal Tar

It was considered almost magical.
January 23, 2018
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food scare

An Anthropologist Explains Why We Want to Eat Tide Pods

But you really shouldn't swallow laundry tablets.
January 19, 2018
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hamburger

Watch Andy Warhol Stoically Eat a Whopper

He has some trouble with the ketchup.
January 18, 2018
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sailors

Horatio Nelson's Grog Chest Just Sold for $95,000

Also, what is grog?
January 18, 2018
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forgotten foods

The Forgotten Fruit That Looks Like an Anus

Medlars' shapes once inspired a lot of jokes.
January 16, 2018
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soda

When the Soviet Union Paid Pepsi in Warships

The company had a long, strange relationship with the U.S.S.R.
January 12, 2018
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food scare

New York City Officials Hunted Down 10 Food Poisoning Outbreaks Using Yelp

The key words are sick, vomit, diarrhea, and food poisoning.
January 11, 2018
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mail

Australian Soldiers Used to Write Letters Home on Crackers

They were easier to find than paper.
January 10, 2018
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avocados

Like Avocados? Thank This Giant Extinct Sloth

They ate avocados, pit and all.
January 9, 2018
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astronauts

Remembering the Astronaut Who Smuggled a Sandwich Into Space

He got into a lot of trouble.
January 8, 2018
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toast

The Holiday That Celebrates Apples With Rifles and Cider

Hanging toast on trees feeds good spirits.
January 5, 2018
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culinary crimes

Watch a Thief Steal a $1.3 Million Bottle of Vodka

Cameras caught the burglar snatching the diamond-and-gold decorated liquor.
January 4, 2018
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new year nibbles

Lemon Pigs Are the World’s Newest New Year’s Tradition

They go viral roughly every 50 years.
January 3, 2018
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lent food

The Grocery List Sketched by Michelangelo

You can't sculpt like Michelangelo, but you can eat like him.
January 2, 2018
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menu monday

The Glamorous Train Line That Justified a Brutal Occupation

Even the lunch menu had a nationalistic agenda.
December 18, 2017
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research

Since 1700, Wine Glasses Have Gotten 7 Times Bigger

And they probably make us drink more.
December 15, 2017
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gingerbread

Building a Life-Sized Gingerbread House Takes Over 10,000 Cookie Bricks

To be ready by Christmas, you better start baking in August.
December 14, 2017
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meat

In 19th-Century Britain, The Hottest Status Symbol Was a Painting of Your Cow

The livestock looked surprisingly geometric.
December 13, 2017
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smells

Researchers Built a 'Nose' to Find Rotting Food and Dead People

Say goodbye to the sniff test!
December 12, 2017
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menu monday

Recreating King Midas's 2,700-Year-Old Feast

A mysterious tomb contained a royal feast. Scientific analysis made it possible to taste once again.
December 11, 2017
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apples

The Story Behind Britain's Unexpected Mega-Apples

How one of the country's favorite apples went from pint-sized to pound-sized.
December 8, 2017