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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
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recipe

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

Boilo is a favorite across coal country.
December 9, 2020