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dairy

Why Did the U.S. Government Amass More Than a Billion Pounds of Cheese?

The long, strange saga of government cheese.
May 24, 2022
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beer

Does This Fruit Really Taste Like Chocolate Pudding?

Plus the turducken of beers.
May 17, 2022
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oysters

Native Societies Harvested Billions of Oysters Sustainably

Conservationists should look to Indigenous history to fix the future.
May 13, 2022
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jello

How America Embraced Aspics With Threatening Auras

From futuristic test kitchens to Under-the-Sea Salad, midcentury Jell-O took a turn for the weird.
May 10, 2022
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scientists at work

How to Eat Like an Anglo-Saxon King

Hint: It involves way less meat than you might think.
April 29, 2022
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great depression foods

This Depression-Era Science Trick Transforms Water Into Pie

How resourceful home bakers managed to make dessert from practically nothing.
April 8, 2022
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ice cream shops

The All-American Dairy Bar Still Thrives in Arkansas

The inspiration for Dairy Queen lives on in mom-and-pops across the state.
March 24, 2022
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chefs

The Immigrant Women Who Forever Changed the Way Americans Eat

In his debut book, 'Taste Makers,' Mayukh Sen wants us to radically rethink culinary history.
March 17, 2022
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corn

Inside LA's First Mexican Food Museum

Or how to channel 5,000 years of history into one exhibit.
March 8, 2022
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historical recipes

This Depression-Era ‘Magic Cake’ Has a Secret Ingredient

Hit with hard times, American bakers turned to tomato soup.
March 4, 2022
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recycling

This Startup Is Transforming Used Chopsticks Into Beautiful Furniture

Humans throw out more than 80 billion pairs a year.
February 25, 2022
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aboriginal

This Torres Strait Islander Chef Wants You to Cook With Wattleseeds and Bush Tomatoes

Mabu Mabu, Nornie Bero’s first cookbook, is a celebration of Aboriginal culinary traditions.
February 18, 2022
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fruit

How to Grow Your Own Wondrous Fruits

Ever dreamed having a peanut butter fruit tree in your garden?
February 8, 2022
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historical recipes

When Groundhog Was on the Menu in Punxsutawney

From picnics to club dinners, the critter has a long culinary history in Pennsylvania.
February 1, 2022
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livestock

The Once-Extinct Aurochs May Soon Roam Europe Again

After a decade, scientists are getting close to bringing back the massive wild cattle.
January 26, 2022
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american south

Inside the Decades-Long Effort to Build a Barbecue Trail

The Southern Foodways Alliance is documenting the oral histories of pitmasters.
January 21, 2022
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soup

One of the Most Famous Victorian Dishes Is a Hilarious Lie

Brown Windsor soup was reportedly a favorite of the Queen. The only problem? It may not have existed.
January 12, 2022
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jobs

Wanted: The Future King and Pub Manager of Piel Island

The tiny Cumbrian island’s next monarch will be crowned with lots and lots of beer.
January 7, 2022
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marshmallow

Ancient Cookies, Medieval Mead, and Our Other Favorite Recipe Stories This Year

Bake, brew, and stir-fry your way through history.
December 21, 2021
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subculture

The 'Rock Food' Feast That Looks Good Enough to Eat

Welcome to the world of rockhounds, pebble puppies, and a bizarre art installation almost 40 years in the making.
December 17, 2021
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drinks

Make the Crystal-Clear Milk Cocktail Loved by a Spy and a Founding Father

Upgrade your punch game with a 400-year-old science trick.
December 16, 2021
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hall

Americans Once Celebrated Thanksgiving with Tricks, Treats, and Mayhem

Ragamuffin Day looked a whole lot like Halloween.
November 23, 2021
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farming

The ‘Torture Orchard’ Is a Testing Ground for the Coming Climate Crisis

Which trees will live and which ones will die?
November 18, 2021
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foraged foods

For Enslaved Cooks, Persimmon Beer Combined Ingenuity and Joy

A conversation with Michael Twitty about the powerful history behind a centuries-old beverage.
November 12, 2021