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What Is Bulletproof Coffee & Is It Actually Good for You?

Like green juice or a wheatgrass shot, bulletproof coffee is both a beverage and a lifestyle statement. A mixture of coffee, butter (sometimes ghee), and coconut oil (or MCT oil), this

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

Kids across the nation are going back to school—or maybe distance learning from home again—which means one thing: Countless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are being made. Alright, maybe the

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The History of the Kosher Hot Dog

Hot dogs run the gamut from bargain basement wieners to high-end gourmet franks, but the kosher dog holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Here’s how the kosher hot

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Lidia Bastianich Takes Us Through the History of Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe is a social media sensation. Everywhere you look, there are live-action pasta lifts or perfectly backlit shots of creamy, bespeckled, oh-so-twirlable mounds of this classic pasta dish.

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If You Love S’mores, You Have the Girl Scouts to Thank

Ever wondered who invented s’mores? No day like National S’mores Day on August 10 to find out!

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10 Fun Facts About Fleischmann’s Yeast, from Booze to Biotech

Fleischmann’s is having what can be described as a Betty White moment. After a multi-year hiatus from the spotlight, the legendary yeast manufacturer is once again in high demand. As

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How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Funnel Cake at Home

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we’re embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we’ll bring you transportive flavors and

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How Cool Whip Became an American Icon

How, when, and why was Cool Whip first invented (and who was responsible)? Just in time for the 4th of July, we explore its origins, ingredients, and how the (formerly non-dairy)

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Everything You Never Knew About Old Bay Seasoning

If you grew up in a certain sliver of America near the Chesapeake Bay, Old Bay was a holy nectar. It was applied to chicken, shrimp, fish, and, of course,

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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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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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