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The Beautiful Cakes Injected Full of Flowers
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The Beautiful Cakes Injected Full of Flowers

Watch as jelly masters create 3-D designs with needles and syringes.
November 17, 2017
These French Desserts Are Made of Glass and Clay
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These French Desserts Are Made of Glass and Clay

The artist had food allergies and a "Great British Baking Show" obsession.
November 16, 2017
The Dinner That Kicked Off the First Dinosaur Craze
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The Dinner That Kicked Off the First Dinosaur Craze

One of the world's first life-size dinosaur models was the venue.
November 06, 2017
The Heritage Beer Brewed With Some Help From Spiders
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The Heritage Beer Brewed With Some Help From Spiders

When fruit flies love your beer, you don't mind a few webs in the brewery.
October 31, 2017
The Club Dedicated to Eating Unconventional Aquatic Creatures
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The Club Dedicated to Eating Unconventional Aquatic Creatures

The Ichthyophagous Club changed America's relationship to seafood.
October 30, 2017
The Forgotten Italian Tradition of Building Monumental Food Palaces
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The Forgotten Italian Tradition of Building Monumental Food Palaces

Then destroying them in a literal hunger games.
October 27, 2017
Why Wartime England Thought Carrots Could Give You Night Vision
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Why Wartime England Thought Carrots Could Give You Night Vision

The belief that carrots improve your eyesight dates back to World War II propaganda.
October 25, 2017
This Orchestra Makes Music With Celery, Carrots, and Cabbage
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This Orchestra Makes Music With Celery, Carrots, and Cabbage

They literally shred.
October 24, 2017
The Gilded-Age Dinner Party That Featured 7 Courses and 32 Horses
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The Gilded-Age Dinner Party That Featured 7 Courses and 32 Horses

C.K.G. Billings turned a Manhattan ballroom into a site for a banquet on horseback.
October 23, 2017
Watch a Cookie Soar Into the Stratosphere
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Watch a Cookie Soar Into the Stratosphere

Terry the teacake took one giant leap for cookie-kind.
October 17, 2017
The Nixon Dinners That Taught Americans to Stop Worrying and Love Peking Duck
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The Nixon Dinners That Taught Americans to Stop Worrying and Love Peking Duck

The president's historic trip to China caused a Chinese food boom.
October 16, 2017
The Renaissance Painter Who Made Fantastical Portraits From Food
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The Renaissance Painter Who Made Fantastical Portraits From Food

Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted surreal art unlike any of his contemporaries.
October 13, 2017
During an 1870 Siege, Trapped Parisians Dined on Rat, Cat, and Elephant
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During an 1870 Siege, Trapped Parisians Dined on Rat, Cat, and Elephant

In a desperate time, the zoo became a source of food.
April 10, 2017