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coronavirus

The Gastro Obscura Guide to NYC Restaurants Delivering Right Now

Branch out, dine in, and save your city.
April 16, 2020
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chefs

Around the World in 6 Quarantine Pantries

How chefs in Bolivia, Malaysia, Italy, Rwanda, Canada, and Thailand are preparing for lockdown.
April 9, 2020
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ancient foods

How the Man Who Invented Xbox Baked a 4,500-Year-Old Egyptian Sourdough

It took three experts, two museums, and one clay pot to bake a truly ancient loaf.
April 2, 2020
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new england

Inside One Distillery’s Pivot to Hand Sanitizer

The small Massachusetts outfit supplies local police, firefighters, and hospitals.
March 26, 2020
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drinks

The Oregon Creamery Making Vodka From Milk

“It's a tribute to the cows.”
March 19, 2020
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rodents

How South Jersey Keeps Muskrat on the Menu

An 80-year-old tradition brings a small town together to deep fry their mascot.
March 13, 2020
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marketing

In São Tomé, a Pop Star Helps Keep Sea Turtles Off the Dinner Table

A hit single is benefiting an endangered species.
March 5, 2020
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pasta

The Exiled Prince Behind Los Angeles's Only Fresh-Pasta Food Truck

Bend the macaro-knee.
February 27, 2020
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fire fighters

The World's Largest Bottle of Wine Just Spilled in Austria

We're gonna need a bigger napkin.
February 20, 2020
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snails

What Tiny Snail Poop Could Mean For Latin America's Coffee Farms

“I just followed a trail of excrement.”
February 13, 2020
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cultures

The Uncertain Future of a Border-Straddling Liquor

Sotol could bring Texans and Mexicans together, or divide them.
February 7, 2020
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midwest

How Serbian Immigrants Made an Ohio Town the ‘Fried Chicken Capital of the World'

From Vojvodina, with lard.
January 30, 2020
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marketing

Remembering the 'Kiwi Queen' Who Revolutionized American Produce Aisles

Frieda Caplan defied gender norms to take Americans from peas and potatoes to kumquats and quinces.
January 23, 2020
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midwest

For Sale: 500 Pounds of 20-Year-Old Cheddar

Even at $209 a pound, it’s expected to sell out shortly.
January 16, 2020
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environmental disasters

Invasive Catfish Are Rewriting Chesapeake Bay Cuisine

An unloved invader has found its way onto menus across the region.
January 9, 2020
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advertising

How a White Lie Gave Japan KFC for Christmas

One cunning business maneuver created a tradition and saved a franchise.
December 13, 2019
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montana

For Sale: The Only Bar in a 14-Person Montana Town

You could own the busiest watering hole for miles.
December 5, 2019
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american presidents

Why President Coolidge Never Ate His Thanksgiving Raccoon

A tradition as American as apple pie, and older than the Constitution.
November 26, 2019
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gin

A South African Couple Has Turned Elephant Dung Into Award-Winning Gin

Bottoms up!
November 21, 2019
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feast

The Greatest Banquet in Chinese History That Never Was

How grilled ape, braised bear paw, and steamed camel hump came to symbolize national unity.
November 13, 2019
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cosmonauts

What Are a Dozen Bottles of Bordeaux Doing in Space?

It's for science, promise.
November 7, 2019
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dictator food projects

Hitler’s Secret Antarctic Expedition for Whales

Whales meant margarine, and margarine meant victory.
November 6, 2019
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silver

The Liquor-Soaked Devil Shrines of Bolivia's Deadliest Mine

In the heart of the Andes, Catholic miners also pray to satanic statues.
October 25, 2019
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malaysia

Italy's Only Malaysian Food Truck Draws an Unlikely Crowd: Italians

Justin Yip's satay is winning over nationalistic eaters.
October 17, 2019