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Iconic food and gustatory moments in history.

Ossiana Tepfenhart2 months ago
What Is Umami?
The other day, I got my friend to try a Vegemite sandwich. Though I'm American, I absolutely love Vegemite. I love the umami taste it offers, and I tried to explain why it's so tasty to people who are...
Oro Cas2 months ago
October Apples
It was easy to tell when it was time to start preparing for the annual Apple Butter making ritual. The leaves would start to show a hint of color as the nights got cooler. Soon the first hard freeze w...
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Anthony Beal2 months ago
Here Are Seven Things You Might Not Know About Coffee
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...
Ossiana Tepfenhart3 months ago
How Nello Ended Up Getting a Reputation as the Worst Ripoff in NYC
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...
Sophie Heller3 months ago
Why Is America So Obsessed with Cupcakes Lately?
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...
Ossiana Tepfenhart3 months ago
What Victorians Really Ate
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...
Gary Ayd3 months ago
What Is Ceviche?
If you've never heard of this ceviche, don't worry, most have not. Unless you're from or have frequently visited the coastal regions of Latin America or the Caribbean, it's unlikely you've ever encoun...
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Erik Skaarsgard 3 months ago
Best Cuts Of Beef
Quick. Think about meat. No, not bacon, stop it. Stop thinking about bacon. There you go, that’s it, steak. The meatiest of meats. Most likely, it’s not something you’re cooking every day, and if it i...
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Luxury Meals That Were Once "Poor Man's" Food
Most of us equate being poor with having a pretty awful diet. After all, these days, only the financially independent have both the time and the money to enjoy lobster and other fine foods these days....
Ossiana Tepfenhart4 months ago
Competitive Eating: A History
Competitive eating is one of those activities that you either love or hate. The idea that people could compete to see who can eat the most is a concept that reeks of gluttony to the point of it being ...
Sophie Heller4 months ago
Crazy Discontinued Doritos Flavors
Doritos, a long time beloved chip, most classically known for its red “Nacho Cheese” or blue “Cool Ranch” packaging actually has a long history of outrageous discontinued Doritos flavors. Upon inspect...
Zena Leech-Calton4 months ago
Shaw Shank Lamb Redemption
In the good old days when ABC was singing about poisoned arrows and Jimmy Saville was well respected (I never liked him) lamb shanks were a thing of revoltingness with the fore shank and hind shank be...
The History of Truffles
The History of Truffles The chocolate truffle is one of the most popular and classic of all confections and its origins are steeped in a rich and fascinating history. The word truffle has several mean...
Mackenzie Kennedy4 months ago
Why We Actually Sit Around the Table for Dinner
Eating is a part of the human experience in every single sense of the word. We all get excited when we smell something delicious wafting from the kitchen. Everyone loves to sink their teeth into a fav...
Dave Lee6 months ago
Evolution of the Donut
When you think of a donut, what do you think of? Glazed icing? Delicious gooeyness? If you're a huge fan of donuts, chances are that your mouth is probably watering for one right now. We've all been i...
Dave Lee6 months ago
What Really Is American Cheese?
Of all the items in the dairy aisle, American cheese is certainly the most controversial. Ignoring the contentious debate over nutrition and taste, many would argue that both parts of its name are act...
Addison Lewis6 months ago
Most Interesting Food Delicacies
Economic globalization may have its pitfalls, but foodies can at rejoice in the fact that along with inexpensive do-it-yourself furniture, classy alcohols, and cutting-edge electronics, the world’s co...
Armando Carrera7 months ago
Chocolate: The Sweetest Drug
The emperor was Moctezuma II, last ruler of the Aztec Empire of Mexico, and his addiction to chocolate like a drug, was revealed to us by Bernal Díaz, a Spanish soldier under the conquistador Hernando...