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hot chocolate

This Restaurant Has Wed Six Couples in Pools of Chocolate

Desserted at the altar.
April 23, 2019
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dates

Before the Music Festival, Coachella Valley Promoted Itself With an Arabian Fantasy

Celebrating the local date industry involved a Queen Scheherazade beauty pageant, vendors in veils, and a Taj Mahal.
April 16, 2019
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curry

The Subversive, Surprising History of Curry Powder

One of India’s most popular gastronomic exports tells a tale of empire.
April 09, 2019
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laboratories

Inside IKEA’s Laboratory of Futuristic Foods

Assemble and enjoy bug burgers, mealworm meatballs, and algae hot dogs.
April 02, 2019
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paintings

Why the USDA Hired Artists to Paint Thousands of Fruits

Researchers and a Twitter bot use them today.
March 26, 2019
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ants

Scientists Are Fighting Fire (Ants) With Wasabi

What’s good for the sushi is not good for the Solenopsis invicta.
March 19, 2019
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cookbooks

Alexandre Dumas’s Magnum Opus Was a Massive Cookbook

The French literary icon thought this 1,150-page compendium on cookery would be his masterpiece.
March 12, 2019
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snacks

The Oddly Named Energy Bar That Rocketed to the Moon

Pillsbury designed Space Food Sticks for astronauts before launching them in grocery stores.
March 06, 2019
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food art

This Assortment of Candy Art Includes a Giant, Illuminated Gummy Bear

Bear in mind, it's not actually edible.
February 13, 2019
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journalism

Japan's Most Interesting Newspaper Is for Recluses, by Recluses

Fed up with sensationalized portrayals, the country's hikikomori are reclaiming their narrative.
February 12, 2019
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dairy

Farmers Are Making Bespoke Milk for Coffee Art

High fat, protein-rich dairy produces better foam and tastier coffee.
February 06, 2019
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french fries

Charming Crochet Versions of Fish, Fries, and Other Foods

Kate Jenkins’s delicacies often look better than the real thing.
January 21, 2019
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men

The Fat Men's Clubs That Revelled in Excess

In 19th-century America, cultural anxieties led to groups where fat was fun.
January 17, 2019
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sugar

Your Christmas Tree Could Be Recycled Into Sugar

Researchers hope for a zero-waste alternative to landfills.
January 11, 2019
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tomatoes

Scientists Are Using CRISPR to Make Spicy Tomatoes

The fruit could soon look and taste more like chili peppers.
January 10, 2019