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microscopes

The Microscopic Majesty of Sugars, Salts, and Spices

A molecular biologist turned food writer put kitchen staples under the microscope.
October 8, 2020
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drinks

5 Classic Cocktails That Changed When They Crossed Borders

Around the world in mutant drinks, via your liquor cabinet.
September 2, 2020
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rice

The Battle to Invent the Automatic Rice Cooker

The biggest names in Japanese technology vied to bring them to market.
July 31, 2020
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historical recipes

How Historical Societies Are Bringing Their Recipes to Pandemic Cooks

Food has become an important tool for connection.
July 17, 2020
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restaurants

Meet the College Student With 6,000 Takeout Menus

He's not quite sure what to do with them.
July 7, 2020
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food art

The Master Baker Giving San Francisco Sourdough a New Shape

For 40 years, Fernando Padilla has sculpted with dough.
July 2, 2020
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pizza

Meet the Owner of the World's Largest Pizza Box Collection

1,550 and counting.
June 8, 2020
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baking

7 Spectacular Breads to Make Once You’ve Mastered the Frog Loaf

From crispy popovers to artful bird cakes, take a carb cruise around the world.
May 29, 2020
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obscura academy

The Gastro Obscura Guide to Cooking School-Lunch Classics

You're the lunch lady now.
May 6, 2020
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epidemics

During the 1918 Flu Epidemic, Pet Parents Put Masks on Their Cats

Yancia the bulldog even made the local paper: "This Seattle Dog Wears Flu Mask."
April 16, 2020
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nostalgia

7 YouTube Channels for the Stay-at-Home Food Adventurer

Get inspired by these imaginative cooks from around the world.
April 8, 2020
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apples

Around the World in Rare and Beautiful Apples

From the sweet to the offbeat.
January 6, 2020
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weddings

You Can Still Buy the Actual Fruitcakes Served at British Royal Weddings

The often-insulted confection was once featured at weddings as well as Christmas.
December 9, 2019
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yolk lore

The Chinese City Famous for Eggs With Two Yolks

Gaoyou ducks are bred to produce tasty double-yolkers.
December 5, 2019
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spirits week

Bacardi's Head Honcho Once Tried to Bomb Castro's Cuba

After many a misadventure, his warplane is on display today.
October 31, 2019
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cookbooks

A New Cookbook Traces the Surprising Histories of Famous Dishes

Some signature dishes changed the culinary world.
October 3, 2019
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secret lives of museums

Why Museums Display Ancient Pastries and Beef Older Than Christ

People love food, even when it's behind a glass case.
September 13, 2019
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teeth

Found: The Earliest Direct Evidence of Milk Consumption

Lactose intolerance was no match for a prehistoric desire for dairy.
September 10, 2019
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medical experiments

When the Cure for Poisonous Cider Was Hours of Bathtime

Doctors sent "Devonshire colic" patients to soak in the town of Bath.
August 19, 2019
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breakfast

Around the World in 380 Breakfasts

A cookbook devoted to morning meals showcases chocolate-fish porridge, ice-cream brioche, and more.
August 16, 2019
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pie

How Alaska Became Home to Humongous Rhubarb

The leafy green grows to monstrous size under the midnight sun.
July 30, 2019
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contests

The Centuries-Old Society Dedicated to Growing the 'Forgotten Fruit'

To the tune of a ukelele orchestra, growers face off over gooseberries.
July 22, 2019
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farming

The World’s Only Traditional Māori Garden Was Made From Memories

Once gardens, then a garbage dump, then back to gardens.
July 11, 2019
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heirloom

Around the World in 125 Melons

It took nine years to grow and photograph all the melons in this book.
July 8, 2019