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The Greatest Meal I've Ever Eaten

Kim Hastings
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I remember the date. January 2, 1996. The weather was mostly sunny, with light winds. It was a day in Dallas, Texas like many others, except that I was about to have a religious experience. Unexpected...

How Greek Culture Continues to Shape Melbourne

Gareth Johnson
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Among the most popular television shows in Australia is Masterchef — a high-pressure, high-paced reality cooking show that feeds into the nation’s obsession with food and cooking in all of its forms. ...

What Have Vegetarians Actually Done to Help?

Daniela Fuentes
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Becoming a vegetarian or vegan was never an option for me, I may have thought about it once or twice in life but I love experiencing food. Textures, flavors, temperatures and even the sound of differe...

Insane Things Elvis Presley Ate

Anthony Gramuglia
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Elvis Presley may have been the King, but even a king wouldn't be fit to consume these meals. Elvis, brought up on southern cooking, ate a lot of weird things. It is no doubt his unhealthy diet led to...

It’s Not All About Cats at These Pet Cafés Around the World

Anthony Beal
in Culture

The ubiquitous cat cafés popularized in Japan have changed the way people think about boutique tea and coffee establishments. There was a time, not long ago, when these animal-themed eateries, sometim...

Gag-Worthy Retro Foods People Actually Ate

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Doctors and statisticians can both agree that people used to be a lot skinnier back in the 1950s. Despite the thinner waistlines, most of the recipes that you'll read involved gross quantities of food...

Here Are Seven Things You Might Not Know About Coffee

Anthony Beal
in Culture

For many of us, it's how we begin every day. There are those among us who would sooner give up a pint of blood than suffer a single day's absence of their caffeinated paramour. It has almost limitless...

Restaurant Chains Ruined by Over Expansion

Riley Reese
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Everyone you've ever met knows what a Starbucks looks like, or what a McDonald's looks like. These fast food restaurant chains are infamous for being in almost every town - and in some cases, on almos...

Up and Coming Restaurant Chains Worth a Try

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Culture

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have that one chain of restaurants that we like. Whether it's Red Lobster, Applebee's, or TGI Friday's, it's a chain that we always can feel at home at. It's...

Delicious Meals That Can Kill You

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

For many of us, we are what we eat, but what many of us don't realize is that these delicious meals may not be exactly what they appear to be on the surface. Sure, they may make us smile and moan in p...

Red Seed, Black Liquid, Flat White

Joe Morel
in Culture

There's an edge and bitterness to coffee that makes it addictive. Part of a fantastically Continental childhood is being brought up with this drink: a canard in a filter coffee, black, usually after a...

Classic French Food Is Not Dead

Joe Morel
in Culture

I have a small postcard of Renoir's 'Le déjeuner des canotiers' in my room. It's not the real thing, but it's an authentic symbol of something very French, a sense of indulgence that can be had by any...

How Nello Ended Up Getting a Reputation as the Worst Ripoff in NYC

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Reputation is everything in the restaurant industry. If you don't believe it, take a moment to consider how many restaurants and chains have made it big solely based on the fact that they were spearhe...

Why Is America So Obsessed with Cupcakes Lately?

Sophie Heller
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They’re tiny and overpriced but nonetheless delicious “gourmet” treats. America's cupcake obsession is spread long and far. I’m not sure if it's the trendy shop itself or perhaps the huge variety of m...

What Victorians Really Ate

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Culture

During the Victorian Era, there were a number of inventions that revolutionized the way that food was produced, made, and enjoyed. If you were lucky enough to be a member of the upper crust, this mean...

West Indian Beer Nuts: An Easy Addition to your Snack Routine

Chantelle S
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Peanuts and popcorn are so overrated when you’ve been exposed to West Indian dry snacks. These snacks are mostly crunchy, sometimes spicy, and almost always delicious.