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Feast Your Eyes on This 100-Year-Old Box of Chocolates
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Feast Your Eyes on This 100-Year-Old Box of Chocolates

You can buy it too.
December 11, 2017
Celebrating Abby Fisher, One of the First African-American Cookbook Authors
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Celebrating Abby Fisher, One of the First African-American Cookbook Authors

Chefs are recreating pickled foods she made as an ex-slave turned successful chef.
December 08, 2017
How Sound Affects the Way You Taste Food on Airplanes
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How Sound Affects the Way You Taste Food on Airplanes

Food and drinks taste different in the air, so airlines are creating soundscapes to shape taste.
December 06, 2017
Behold Salvador Dalí's Recently Republished Wine Bible
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Behold Salvador Dalí's Recently Republished Wine Bible

The 1977 manual features hundreds of surreal illustrations.
December 05, 2017
Watch Astronauts Make Pizza in Space
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Watch Astronauts Make Pizza in Space

How do you toss the dough, though?
December 04, 2017
Guacamole Gets You More Messages on Dating Apps
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Guacamole Gets You More Messages on Dating Apps

And other gastronomic revelations from a singles survey.
December 01, 2017
The Designer Who Makes Dessert Come to Life
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The Designer Who Makes Dessert Come to Life

Experience desserts that move and a record made of chocolate.
November 29, 2017
A Psychedelic Hamburger Helped Convict Charles Manson
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A Psychedelic Hamburger Helped Convict Charles Manson

Ten hits of acid led to one powerful testimony.
November 21, 2017
A 20-Ton Meatball Spill Surprises Swedish Drivers
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A 20-Ton Meatball Spill Surprises Swedish Drivers

If only they'd fallen onto plates.
November 20, 2017
The Life-Enhancing Qualities of Cemetery Cider
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The Life-Enhancing Qualities of Cemetery Cider

The couple behind the beverage say they're making cider the traditional (and more delicious) way.
November 17, 2017
The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition

Those looking to self-medicate could score at the doctor's office.
November 15, 2017
The Grim Food Served on 17th-Century Sea Voyages Wasn't All Bad
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The Grim Food Served on 17th-Century Sea Voyages Wasn't All Bad

Though just the sight of two-month-old salted beef may make you nauseous.
November 08, 2017
Victorian Culinary Trading Cards Are a Feast for the Eyes
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Victorian Culinary Trading Cards Are a Feast for the Eyes

But maybe not for your stomach.
October 27, 2017
The Video Game That Asks You to Ponder the Meaning of Soup
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The Video Game That Asks You to Ponder the Meaning of Soup

Liquid has never been so confounding.
October 25, 2017
The Massively Friendly World of Competitive Giant Pumpkin Growing
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The Massively Friendly World of Competitive Giant Pumpkin Growing

Big gourds, small egos.
October 24, 2017
South Texas Man’s $1.2 Million Fajita Heist Foiled After 9 Years
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South Texas Man’s $1.2 Million Fajita Heist Foiled After 9 Years

Gilberto Escamilla clandestinely ordered fajitas through his government job, then re-sold them.
October 19, 2017