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Inside the 'Trend-Free' World of Wisconsin's Supper Clubs
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Inside the 'Trend-Free' World of Wisconsin's Supper Clubs

Born out of Prohibition speakeasies, they're getting a second wind.
August 09, 2018
When Eating Crow Was an American Food Trend
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When Eating Crow Was an American Food Trend

The birds briefly became a delicacy.
August 07, 2018
Why So Many Diners Look Like Train Cars
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Why So Many Diners Look Like Train Cars

Often, they traveled by rail and were built that way too.
August 03, 2018
Saving Mexico's Heirloom Corn With Gorgeous Furniture
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Saving Mexico's Heirloom Corn With Gorgeous Furniture

Corn husks get the star treatment.
July 31, 2018
The Man With 15,000 Pieces of Chopstick-Wrapper Origami
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The Man With 15,000 Pieces of Chopstick-Wrapper Origami

A restaurant job turned into a collecting passion.
July 20, 2018
This Bowl Contained Sugar 'Not Made by Slaves'
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This Bowl Contained Sugar 'Not Made by Slaves'

An early version of ethical consumption.
July 19, 2018
Inside the World's Only Chile Pepper Research Institute
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Inside the World's Only Chile Pepper Research Institute

The center has spread spicy knowledge for decades.
July 16, 2018
How Pie-Throwing Became a Comedy Standard
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How Pie-Throwing Became a Comedy Standard

One film studio in Los Angeles pioneered the trope of flying pies.
July 10, 2018
How Vegetarian Food Fueled the British Suffragette Movement
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How Vegetarian Food Fueled the British Suffragette Movement

Some even started a cafe.
July 03, 2018
Why Garlic Brings Good Luck to This Spanish Soccer Team
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Why Garlic Brings Good Luck to This Spanish Soccer Team

It's thought to dispel evil.
June 29, 2018
Abalonia: The Island Nation That Never Was
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Abalonia: The Island Nation That Never Was

It was meant to be a seafood paradise.
June 28, 2018
How Isaac Newton's Apple Tree Spread Across the World
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How Isaac Newton's Apple Tree Spread Across the World

Clones and descendants of the famed tree grow on 6 continents.
June 26, 2018
Newton's Apple Tree Around the World
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Newton's Apple Tree Around the World

A global map of science's most important tree.
June 26, 2018
Why One Island Grows 80% of the World's Vanilla
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Why One Island Grows 80% of the World's Vanilla

Now, it's more valuable than silver.
June 20, 2018
The Tragic Roots of America's Favorite Cherry
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The Tragic Roots of America's Favorite Cherry

The Chinese Exclusion Act likely exiled the man who first cultivated it.
June 19, 2018
During the Great Depression, 'Penny Restaurants' Fed the Unemployed
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During the Great Depression, 'Penny Restaurants' Fed the Unemployed

Dishes cost a cent, or even came free.
June 15, 2018
These Mushroom Clouds Are Made From Actual Mushrooms
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These Mushroom Clouds Are Made From Actual Mushrooms

A team of artists create horror out of fungi.
June 13, 2018
Remembering 'Brownie Mary,' San Francisco's Marijuana Pioneer
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Remembering 'Brownie Mary,' San Francisco's Marijuana Pioneer

She baked thousands of pot brownies for AIDS patients.
June 12, 2018
Restoring Glasgow's Tea Rooms to Their Art Nouveau Glory
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Restoring Glasgow's Tea Rooms to Their Art Nouveau Glory

On the 150th birthday of its designer, a famed tea establishment reopens.
June 11, 2018
Organic Farmers Are Using Flamethrowers to Weed Their Fields
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Organic Farmers Are Using Flamethrowers to Weed Their Fields

Burn, broadleaf weeds, burn!
June 06, 2018
What Will Your National Dish Look Like in 2050?
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What Will Your National Dish Look Like in 2050?

We want to know your predictions for the future's culinary landscape.
June 05, 2018
Why Is a ‘Pepper’ Different From ‘Pepper’? Blame Christopher Columbus
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Why Is a ‘Pepper’ Different From ‘Pepper’? Blame Christopher Columbus

Black pepper and chili peppers have little in common.
June 04, 2018
Driving a Muffin Car Is Fun (and Slightly Dangerous)
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Driving a Muffin Car Is Fun (and Slightly Dangerous)

For 14 years, "Muffineers" have built movable treats.
June 01, 2018
Found: Evidence of Italy's Oldest Olive Oil
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Found: Evidence of Italy's Oldest Olive Oil

It was discovered on shards of pottery uncovered 20 years ago.
May 31, 2018