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Europeans Once Drank Distilled Human Skulls as Medicine

"Corpse medicine" created a booming market for craniums, especially mossy ones.
October 22, 2021
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rituals

It Takes a Village to Feed Cambodia’s Ravenous Ghosts

When the gates of hell open on Pchum Ben, communities gather to feed returning ancestors with sweet and savory rice cakes.
October 14, 2021
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donuts

Resurrecting the Spudnut, America's Forgotten Halloween Treat

Bake the recipe remnant of a potato doughnut empire that once stretched from the United States to Japan.
October 7, 2021
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darwin

The Curious Task of Digitizing Darwin’s Beans and Butterflies

From squeaky beans to arsenic scares, conservation is full of surprises.
September 22, 2021
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first nations

How a First Nations Restaurateur Found Her Family Through Food

For more than a decade, Salmon n' Bannock has been serving indigenous cuisine and stories in Vancouver.
September 16, 2021
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bicycles

Remembering Tokyo’s Golden Age of Noodle Delivery by Bicycle

The demae cycled one-handed while balancing dozens of boxes of soba noodles.
September 2, 2021
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onions

Remembering When Bermuda Was an Onion Island

Mark Twain once called the allium the “pride and joy of Bermuda.”
August 25, 2021
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sushi

For a Brief, Shining Moment, These Bioluminescent Squid Are Sushi Stars

Hotaru ika are a glow-in-the-dark delicacy.
August 18, 2021
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jello

This Jelly Cake Captures the Wonder of the Cosmos

Centrifuges and syringe-tipped knives are behind this edible miniature galaxy.
July 9, 2021
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famine

Tulip Bulb Soup: the Dutch Dish Born From Tough Times

Invented during World War II, it's now on some trendy menus.
June 11, 2021
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To Earn His Crown, Germany's Tofu King Had to Overcome Sausage and the Slammer

The country once arrested purveyors of meat alternatives.
February 25, 2021