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cows

When Botswana Farmers Paint Eyes on Their Cattle's Butts, Everyone Wins

The unlikely method may reshape an unhealthy relationship between farmers and lions.
August 31, 2020
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cookbooks

A University Is Turning Historical Mexican Recipes Into Free E-Books

The project is meant to inspire home cooks during the pandemic.
July 29, 2020
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summer

Around the World in Summer Treats That You Can Make at Home

Stay in and chill out with recipes for a historic Indian noodle dessert, Japanese fruit sandwiches, and more.
July 28, 2020
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how the sausage gets made

The Japanese Seabirds Who Fish for the Emperor

With only nine master fishermen left, a centuries-old tradition is at risk.
July 27, 2020
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food history

The Internet's Greatest Archive of Food History Needs a New Curator

A New Jersey reference librarian’s magnum opus could really use your help.
July 15, 2020
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organic

The Lost Art of Growing Blueberries With Fire

Using all four elements to grow the perfect berry.
July 6, 2020
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kitchen

How to Make Smoked Foods From Around the World on Your Stovetop

With advice and recipes from a renowned expert.
July 1, 2020
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police

Why Are NYPD Cruisers Playing the Ice Cream Truck Jingle?

The melody occupies a niche space at the intersection of ice cream, entertainment, and Black history.
June 16, 2020
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historical recipes

6 Comfort Foods Born of Historic Times of Discomfort

When the going got tough, the tough left recipes.
June 9, 2020
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cocktails

11 Cocktails From Around the World That You Can Make at Home

You can't travel, but you could probably use a drink.
May 21, 2020
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home-cooked history

Make a Colonial American Cocktail With Ale, Rum, and Fire

The smoky, creamy Hot Ale Flip is a testament to crude ingenuity.
May 13, 2020
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kitchen

How to Turn a Walk in the Woods Into an Ancient Indigenous Kitchen Staple

Easy foraging can add a touch of the forest to your tea, stews, and even bath.
May 4, 2020
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pandemic

How Coronavirus Put an Ancient Flour Mill Back to Work

“You can hear the creaks, smell the grain—you really feel the age of it.”
May 1, 2020
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kitchen

Even More Historic Dishes Born From Tough Times to Make at Home

For every crisis, a recipe.
April 27, 2020
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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