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Culinary History

Practicing Dessert Awareness: The Knickerbocker Glory

Matthew Robinson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Taste
Matthew Robinson

No one likes to miss out on a special dessert. Practicing dessert awareness can help with this not-so-serious issue.

Chocolate in 3D: Does the Medium Have a Message?

India Mandelkern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

3D chocolate printing is still in its infancy, but already it is sparking debates about the relationship between food and technology. Can printed food coexist with the ever-greater presence of local and organic movements? Does printed food have the ability to feed the world?

July Fourth Ice Cream Politicking Abounds

Laura Weiss | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Laura Weiss

Ice cream has been served at July 4th celebrations -- from barbecues, to picnics, to public celebrations -- since the founding of the republic. And politicians, starting with George Washington, have long favored the frosty dessert.

New Book Tracks Evolution Of Menu Graphic Design

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Up until the 1800s, neither restaurants nor menus were encountered everyday, but rather were saved for special occasions. Part advertisement and part ...

Why A 'Hot Dog' And Other Culinary Words Explained

Albert Jack | Posted 11.07.2011 | Books
Albert Jack

But there is also another way to learn about food history, one that is altogether more rewarding. For example, have you ever wondered what Julius Caesar had to do with your favorite salad? Or, who was Suzette, who lent her name to the best-selling crepe on the planet?

Conversation Hearts: A Short and Sweet History

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 01.25.2010 | Style
Louise McCready Hart

This year, one in 80 candy hearts will say, "Tweet Me." But did you know just how vintage these 144-year-old candy hearts are?