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Food History

6 Foods That Are Totally Lying To You About Their Origins

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste

FOOD LIES.

Why Food Is Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

At the moment, food is highly prestigious. A vast amount of attention is paid to celebrity chefs, dietary advice, new restaurants and cooking shows. W...

The Real History Of Summer's Favorite Drink

Food Politic | Posted 09.28.2014 | Taste
Food Politic

Thereis no denying the importance of Pimm's in any proper summer's evening.

The History of Donuts In America

Food52 | Posted 09.20.2014 | Taste
Food52

From when they arrived in America, doughnuts have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps -- and, thanks to a rather ragtag bunch of characters, they are now one of the most iconic American pastries.

The Richest, Most Powerful Families in the Food Business

Bon Appetit | Posted 06.08.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Rochelle Bilow We here at Bon Appétit couldn't help but feel a little nostalgic when we heard that the Entenmann's plant in Long Island, N.Y.--in op...

The History Of The Cocktail Umbrella

Bon Appetit | Posted 05.24.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

A classic tiki cocktail is a thing of beauty, but perhaps the best part of all is the presentation.

This Is Where 'Cool Cukes' And 'Couch Potatoes' Come From

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

We started wondering what other vegetable metaphors were out there to explore and love. Here are a few of our favorites.

Herbal Brews Get Back To Their Roots

India Mandelkern | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

Herbal beers are thus vestiges of an age in which beer was consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

How To Make Seventeenth Century Coffee

India Mandelkern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

Coffee has been around for a thousand years. Let's learn how they did it back in the day.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Doughnuts

Posted 11.05.2013 | Taste

Grab a jelly-filled treat, and pull up a chair.

1970, a Turning Point in American Cuisine

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

1971, the year when Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, is often cited as a turning point for American cuisine.

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?

Frankly Classic: 6 Historic Hot Dog Joints

MiniTime | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Superdawg Drive-in) Duck franks? No thanks. Hot dogs topped with brie and quail eggs? We'll pass on the latest gourmet makeover craze and sti...

The Pop-Culture History Of The Tomato, From The Stage To The Simpsons

Bon Appetit | Posted 10.08.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Michael Y. Park The tomato may be a relative newcomer to the wider world's dining table, but there's no denying that the spherical fruit...or is it v...

Happy Accidents: 4 Foods That Almost Didn't Exist

Food52 | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Food52

The unintentional kitchen mishaps that taste the best.

Secrets Of Your Favorite July 4th Foods

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

Happy Independence Day! As you sit down to a July 4th meal, have you ever given any thought to where those foods come from? Experts at the Smi...

From Caesar Salad to Crepe Suzette, What's in a Name?

Albert Jack | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Albert Jack

Along the way we encounter the beauty of ballet and find out about the greatest of them all Anna Pavlova. Or, what exactly Horseradish Sauce has to do with our equine friends and would you really eat Toad in the Hole?

Why America Needs A Public Hearth

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Kurt Michael Friese

Cooking is a simple act of love.

How American Chinese Food Came To Be

Menuism | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
Menuism

If you visit any of today's modern Chinese American communities, such as the San Gabriel Valley outside of Los Angeles, Flushing in New York, or numerous areas around San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and even Houston, you will find an interesting array of wonderful and delicious Chinese food.

Who On Earth Thought Of Worcestershire Sauce?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Taste

The often belabored pronunciation of Worcestershire sauce frequently overshadows the more amazing things about it -- for one, the amount of ingred...

The History Of Lunch In NYC

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — An exhibition on the history of lunch in New York City over the past 150 years serves up some delicious tidbits. But don't rush to s...

Italian Jewish Food: Between the Global and the Local

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

A few years ago, I decided to celebrate a Jewish friend's birthday by cooking a special meal: the whole menu was composed of Italian Jewish recipes.

Food History: Why Should We Care?

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

By exploring food history, we realize that many elements of our everyday life that we consider connected to current events were already a source of preoccupation for earlier generations.

Butternut Squash Miracle

Nena Niessen | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Nena Niessen

I would like to share with you my favorite butternut squash soup. It's simple, quick and very easy to make.

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 ...