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A Brief History of BBQ

Barbecue has become a staple in American cuisine. In fact, one may even offer that barbecue is the original American cuisine, as it is a blend of other influences and

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Meet the Woman Who Brought Potstickers & Stir-Fry to America

Even the biggest fans of Chinese food may not be familiar with Buwei Yang Chao, but you have her to thank (in part) for helping popularize Chinese food in America—and

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How Cannabis-Infused Edibles Evolved Into High Art & Exacting Science

In recent years, recreational marijuana has gained a lot of ground and edibles have become a big business. Here’s a look at their history, and how Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal

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What’s the Origin of Easter Baskets? (And Why Are They Full of Candy?)

With coronavirus quarantines and social distancing impacting all aspects of life, Easter celebrations are going to look at least somewhat different this year—online masses and Skype sessions with far-flung family,

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The Humble History and Evolution of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Kids across the nation are suddenly at home all day every day, which means one thing: Countless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are being made. Alright, maybe the suspension of

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A History of Shepherd’s Pie

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re like the preponderance of Americans looking to eat like they’re Irish, you’re probably thinking about where you can indulge in some

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Your Espresso Addiction Stems from an Ancient Ceremony

If “springing forward” for Daylight Saving Time has you feeling the need for some extra caffeine, you may have downed an espresso or two today. But do you know where

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Veuve Clicquot Champagne: A History Lesson in Female Empowerment

While you’re probably aware of Veuve Clicquot as a high-end Champagne brand, do you know the story of the woman behind its success?

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Everything You Never Knew About McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes

This year, the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake turns 50. Here’s everything you need to know about the seasonal all-star, from its original flavor to how much sugar it contains.

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How Moon Pies Became a Mardi Gras Tradition

To most, Mardi Gras is synonymous with certain foods and places—king cake and New Orleans top the list, of course. Many people probably don’t think immediately (if at all) of

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A History of Lenten Fish Frys

Mardi Gras is almost here, which means Lent season is also fast approaching (Fat Tuesday is technically the last day before Lent kicks off). Growing up in a heavily Christian,

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The History of Jambalaya, a True Melting Pot of Flavors

Once again, Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and, as with most other things, my first thoughts revolve around food. Because Mardi Gras is nearly synonymous with Louisiana (at

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New Orleans’ Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

Two years ago, New Orleans turned 300, and the storied city that didn’t take Hurricane Katrina sitting down is not only back but better than ever. The Big Easy’s culture

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The History of King Cake for Mardi Gras

The intersection between the secular and the religious is a fair starting block for any exploration of beloved holiday traditions, and the Mardi Gras king cake tradition is no exception.

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Where Did the Doughnut Actually Originate?

Beignet. Zeppole. Puff puff. Oliebol. Whatever you call it, and wherever you are in the world, you’re sure to find some form of fried dough snack unique to that region

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The Hidden History of African-American Chefs in the White House: Q&A with Adrian Miller

The White House has a long history of African American cooks, chefs, butlers, and stewards, which Adrian Miller chronicled in “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet.” In honor of both President’s Day

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Why Do We Give Chocolate On Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, which means I should probably start thinking about what I’ll give my wife. Maybe some flowers; they’re pretty, just like her. Or

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Ben’s Chili Bowl Serves Up DC’s Sloppy Dog and Offbeat History

The story surrounding how a simple sausage creation became a beloved Washington staple may vary, nevertheless, the spicy frank left an enduring imprint on locals. The district simply would not

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The Mysterious History of Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is an equal parts vivacious and mysterious confection with Southern pedigree. Or is it Victorian? No, no, of course something as enigmatic as red velvet cake could

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The History of Buffalo Wings

If there was ever a time to dig into the history of Buffalo wings, it’s now, in advance of Super Sunday. With the big game fast approaching, lots of dips

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This Atlanta Fried Chicken Is Served with a Side of History

The kitchen door swings to and fro as endless plates of fried chicken breeze through the restaurant, releasing a sizzle and wafts of buttery spice. A tinkling of jazz mingles

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