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nigeria

The Battle to Bottle Palm Wine

It’s delicious, cherished, and difficult to commercialize. These entrepreneurs are bringing it to the United States.
February 2, 2021
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maori

Feast on This Guide to Modern Māori Cooking

A groundbreaking book celebrates New Zealand's indigenous cuisine.
January 28, 2021
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kitchen

The Museum Treating Home Cooking as Fine Art

Cook your way through the "Reclamation" exhibition of crowd-sourced recipes, remedies, and magic.
January 21, 2021
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britain

The Chef Recreating 18th-Century Recipes From a Thrift-Shop Find

Bake an old-timey cake from this handwritten cookbook.
January 5, 2021
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heirloom

The Italian Immigrants Who Grew Fig Trees in Unlikely Places

A grassroots group is creating a living library of these backyard gardens.
December 16, 2020
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labor

Celebrate the Farm Workers Behind Your Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Organizers are using mesmerizing video clips of harvests to advocate for better protections and pay.
November 25, 2020
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foraged foods

In Sydney, a Cafe Serving Aboriginal Food Brings Comfort and Challenges

Nyoka Hrabinsky, an Aboriginal ethnobotanist, is turning “bush tucker” into brunch.
November 19, 2020
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everyday wonder

How to Recreate Your Lost Family Recipes, According to Historians and Chefs

It may not be just like grandma’s, but with observation and a little research, it’ll be pretty darn close.
November 17, 2020
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abolitionsim

A Historical Dig Sheds Light on the Food of the Underground Railroad

Archaeologists found muskrat, turtle, and other edible remains in Harriet Tubman Country.
October 14, 2020
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garden

The Newest Addition to Denmark’s Happiness Museum: Tomato Seeds

A seed stuck to an old shirt grew into a project that helps bereaved kids heal.
September 21, 2020
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suffrage

These Powerful Pins Honored Suffragists Who Were 'Jailed for Freedom'

A century ago, women picketing the White House were beaten and imprisoned for demanding their right to vote.
September 14, 2020
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food history

A Database of 5,000 Historical Cookbooks Is Now Online, and You Can Help Improve It

It took Barbara Ketcham Wheaton more than 50 years to compile The Sifter.
August 13, 2020
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chefs

Cracking the Case of South India's Missing Vegetables

A food designer used quarantine to track down the mystery produce in his grandmother's cookbook.
July 22, 2020
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urban foraging

400 Years After Its First Apple Farm, Boston Remains an Urban Orchard

Urban canners and tree-planting groups are maintaining an heirloom tradition.
July 8, 2020
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spam

In Canada, Gold Rush-Era Garbage Reveals a History of Chinese Immigrant Cuisine

Archaeologists unearthed evidence of pig roasts and boozy gatherings at an 1870s British Columbia eatery.
June 23, 2020
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home-cooked history

How a Black-Owned 19th-Century Tavern Became the Birthplace of a Beloved Cookie

Joe Froggers tell a story of Black business ownership, slavery, and seafaring in Massachusetts.
June 18, 2020
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food

Celebrate the Heyday of Sweet American 'Salads' With These 7 Dishes

Highlights from an era of convenience, creativity, and Cool Whip.
June 3, 2020
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botany

How to Plant a Home Garden and 'Free the Seed'

By saving and swapping seeds, you can preserve agricultural heritage.
May 19, 2020
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seed banks

These 7 Companies Ship Unique Seeds for Your Quarantine Garden

Beat the rush by turning to small, local suppliers—and your neighbors.
April 22, 2020
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recipe

Taste the Globe With Recipes From New York's All-Grandma Kitchen Crew

Nonnas of the world, unite!
April 13, 2020
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alchemy

The 1700s Plague Cure That Inspired an Uncannily Contemporary Cocktail

An art historian, a culinary researcher, and a Twin Cities distillery teamed up to recreate the herbaceous drink.
April 3, 2020
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squash

The Chef Bringing Native American Flavors to Communities in Quarantine

For Brian Yazzie, the COVID-19 pandemic evokes a history of smallpox, European colonization, and indigenous resilience.
March 27, 2020
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creole

How New Orleans Made a Medieval Sicilian Tradition Its Own

St. Joseph protects communities during times of sickness and famine.
March 18, 2020
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sake

The Sake Master Reviving a Long-Forgotten Local Rice

Hiroshima's heirloom hattanso lay dormant for a century.
March 3, 2020