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The Sweet and Sour Origins of Amish Soul Food

In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, African Americans have created a distinct and delicious cuisine.
February 6, 2023
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pasta

The Sauce That Survived Italy's War on Pasta

The Futurists tried to abolish pasta and all they got was this delicious dish.
January 27, 2023
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cooking

The Underground Cooks of Singapore's Prisons

In the 1970s and 80s, when the guards stepped away, the pots and flames came out.
January 12, 2023
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feed your head

A Tongue-Tingling Tour of Mouth-Numbing Spices

Is "electrifying" the sixth human taste?
January 9, 2023
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hanukkah

How a Black-Jewish Historian Crafts a Hanukkah Meal

Michael Twitty tells the intertwined stories of the African and Jewish diasporas through fried Hanukkah treats.
December 23, 2022
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playing with your food

The Bakers Transforming New York’s Buildings Into Gingerbread

Not a gummy bear was spared during the Great Borough Bake-Off.
December 13, 2022
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How Thailand's 'Happiness Farmer' Built an Oasis of Simple Living

A revolution in food-growing, home-building, and seed-saving is afoot outside Chiang Mai.
November 23, 2022
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puns

Why Do We Roast Politicians With Food-Based Insults?

When you can't throw a vegetable at a rotten official, call them one.
November 14, 2022
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In This 'Black Power Kitchen,' Joy and Activism Collide

Ghetto Gastro honors the Bronx with sea moss, chopped "stease," and saltfish takoyaki.
November 4, 2022
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future

A Cookbook for Surviving the End of the World

Fancy a spit-roasted roasted alien? Urine whiskey? A deep-fried Game Boy?
October 26, 2022
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middle east

In Jordan, an Ancient Bread Tradition Rises Again

Al Barakeh Wheat Project resurrects the nation's heritage grain and, with it, a bygone communal culture.
October 7, 2022
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food history

One Man's Search for the First Hebrew-Lettered Cookbook

The text is a snapshot of Hungary's Jewish middle class in the mid-1800s.
September 26, 2022
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american south

The Photographer Capturing the South From Waffle House Booths

Micah Cash’s journey to 125 diners was fueled by burnt coffee, scrambled eggs, and Southern hospitality.
September 14, 2022
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moveable feasts

The Art of Eating Well in Antarctica

With resourcefulness and a little help from international neighbors, a volunteer crew thrived in the icy landscape.
August 23, 2022
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vinegar

When Every Ketchup But One Went Extinct

The main casualty of the catsup war was flavor.
August 16, 2022
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diaspora

How the Chinese Diaspora Feeds Itself, in 100 Dazzling Illustrations

What does home taste like?
August 5, 2022
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bread

For Centuries, English Bakers' Biggest Customers Were Horses

A crusty, dense bread got the country's hardworking equines through long days.
July 22, 2022
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moonshine

The Mainland Distilleries Proudly Making Puerto Rico’s Beloved, Illicit Moonshine

Pitorro is imbued with a history of resistance.
June 28, 2022
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kosher foods

How Coconut Macaroons Earned a Place on the Passover Table

Industrial innovations and a heavy push from Jewish companies helped cement the cookie as a new tradition.
April 15, 2022