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diaspora

The Refugee Women Turning Tastes of Home Into a Food-Delivery Business

Fleeing conflict in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, they've created a rare melting pot in India.
August 20, 2019
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Eat Like Royalty With This Cookbook From the Emperor Who Built the Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan developed one of the most famous cuisines of India.
August 05, 2019
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marble

The Tuscan Town Famous for Anarchists, Marble, and Lard

Now gourmet, lardo di Colonnata once fed miners in Michelangelo's favorite quarries.
July 15, 2019
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pretzel

German Researchers Are Investigating the Science Behind Soft-Pretzel Scent

With help from a dedicated panel of pretzel-smelling experts.
June 27, 2019
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vegetarian

The Scholar Mapping America's Forgotten Feminist Restaurants

Challenging patriarchy, one eatery at a time.
June 21, 2019
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communism

The Struggling Vineyards That Helped Inspire Karl Marx’s Communism

Boozed-up intellectuals of the world, unite.
June 13, 2019
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heirloom

After Hurricane Katrina, Home Gardeners Saved New Orleans' Iconic Squash

The Louisiana mirliton has survived revolution, industrial competition, and floods.
June 07, 2019
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caribbean

Solved: The 300-Year-Old Mystery of Barbados's Pigs

Spoiler alert: They were probably peccaries.
May 31, 2019
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auctions

For Sale: 300-Year-Old 'Shipwreck Wine' Rescued From the Bottom of the Sea

It may still be safe to drink.
May 30, 2019
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aco

Can Nigerian Drumming Teach You to Pick the Perfect Watermelon?

Acoustics is here to help you find ripe produce.
May 23, 2019
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camels

Australia's Growing Camel Meat Trade Reveals a Hidden History of Early Muslim Migrants

Afghan cameleers helped settle Australia's interior.
May 16, 2019
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marijuana

This British Colonial Report Offers a Rare Glimpse Into India's Historic Cannabis Cuisine

And a description of some very stoned canines.
May 09, 2019
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lesbian

How Lesbian Potlucks Nourished the LGBTQ Movement

Now a queer stereotype, the lesbian potluck has radical roots.
May 02, 2019
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gilded age

The Girl Who Jumped Out of a Pie and Into a Gilded Age Morality Tale

Susie Johnson sparked America's obsession with erotic cake dancing.
April 25, 2019
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peru

How Breweries Helped Keep This Pre-Columbian Empire Together

Researchers recreated Wari chicha for science and happy hour.
April 18, 2019
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orchids

This British Orchid Is Under Guard in a Secret Location

The last wild lady's slipper in the U.K. is a target for thieves.
April 11, 2019
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corn

The Promise and Perils of Resurrecting Native Americans’ Lost Crops

Who owns ancient seeds?
April 04, 2019
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indigenous

How Did Cahokian Farmers Feed North America’s Largest Indigenous City?

Native American farming was more sophisticated than your history textbook told you.
March 28, 2019
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schools

American School Lunch Is Becoming More Diverse, Like It Was in the 1910s

The cafeteria program started in immigrant communities.
March 21, 2019
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environmental disasters

The Swap-a-Fish Program That Traded Tilapia for Seafood Contaminated by Agent Orange

New Jersey's Passaic River has been unsafe to fish for decades.
March 15, 2019
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diets

To Conceive a Girl in Ancient Greece, Eat a Salad and Tie Your Right Testicle

Doctors wrote recipes to cure patients' ailments and determine the sex of their children.
March 07, 2019
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africa

In Zambia, a Craze for a Traditional Treat Is Endangering Wild Orchids

Researchers are teaming up to save chikanda.
March 01, 2019
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recipe

Austin Just Sent Its Favorite Queso Recipe to the Moon

One small step for cheese, one giant leap for cheese, kinda.
February 26, 2019
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peppers

This Professor’s Hot Peppers Give New Jersey’s Immigrants a Taste of Home

The Exotic Pepper Project helps local farmers meet the diverse state's demand for heat.
February 25, 2019