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historical recipes

Eat Like a 19th-Century Shaker With This Simple Lemon Pie

There’s never been a better time for this forgotten frugal classic.
May 15, 2020
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ancient foods

How to Make a 5,000-Year-Old Energy Bar

Eat like ancient Great Plains hunters with this simple recipe.
April 30, 2020
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funeral food

A Guide to the World’s Most Comforting Foods of Grief

In an age of distance, we can still connect in the kitchen to mourn, memorialize, and heal.
April 20, 2020
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recipe

7 Wondrous Breads to Make When You’ve Had Enough Sourdough

There's a wide world of recipes that don’t require buying yeast.
April 10, 2020
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great depression foods

7 Historic Dishes Born From Tough Times That You Can Make at Home

Use every last crumb with these feats of culinary creativity.
March 30, 2020
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parades

Every Year, Dresden Kickstarts the Christmas Season With a Four-Ton Cake

Sixty-three bakeries pitched in to build a mega-stollen.
December 17, 2019
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new york city

Introducing Tour de Gastro

Join us on a culinary scavenger hunt across New York City.
July 9, 2019
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food

10 Amazing Foods From Gastro Obscura's First Year

From most beautiful to most explosive, here are some highlights from our growing database of the world's wondrous foods.
December 4, 2018
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food

You Can Now Add Foods to Atlas Obscura

Tell us about the culinary wonders you've sampled and savored.
May 18, 2018
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olympics

5 Unique South Korean Foods You Can Order Online

Celebrate the Winter Olympics with tangy rice wine and acorn jelly.
February 15, 2018
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fleeting foods

6 Fruits With Surprising Flavors

Why settle for a banana when you could be tasting lemon meringue pie?
February 1, 2018