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A History of Chicken Fried Steak

You know what I like? Steak. You know what else? Fried chicken. I’d imagine I’m not alone in announcing my affinity for each. Additionally, it should come as no surprise

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The History of Gnocchi

When you think of Italian food, you probably think of things like chicken piccata, veal parmesan, and pasta. Lots and lots of pasta. In my experience, one dish that goes

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The History of the Candy Apple

Perfect fall apples are a prize all on their own, but it’s understandable if they seem even more appealing enrobed in sugary coatings. And we’d make a case that candied

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The History of American Hard Cider

Hard cider. The name may sound tough, but this alcoholic beverage hasn’t had the easiest path to success. And while the moniker may be uniquely American — the rest of

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The History of Foie Gras (and Why It’s Controversial)

Foie gras, which literally translates to “fatty liver” in French, is the rich, buttery, and silky product of a fattened goose or duck liver. While it can be prepared many

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The History of Peking Duck

There’s more than one way to roast a duck. That’s not an expression, but it is true. And of the many ways to roast a duck, there must then be

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The History of American Brown Bread

“Eat more fiber.” “Whole grains are better for you.”` Over the past few decades, eating brown bread has become associated with being more health conscious, and it’s actually still trending.

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The Humble History of Bean-Hole Beans

If you’re seeking a fun one-pot dish that can be made indoors or outdoors, feed a large number of people, and is something of a New England tradition, consider making

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The History and Evolution of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

The beginning of a new school year is right around the corner, which means one thing: Countless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will soon be made for the next nine

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The History of Atlantic Sea Scallops

When it comes to shellfish, oysters get all the glory. It’s understandable, since they’ve played a significant role in the history of cuisine. But scallops? Those beautiful bivalves are a

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Here’s the History Behind the Trendy Poke Bowl

If you’ve recently spent time scrolling through Seamless or gone hunting for a new lunchtime spot for you and your coworkers, you’ve likely noticed that restaurants advertising poke bowls have

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Who Put the ‘Reuben’ in the Reuben Sandwich?: The History of a Deli Classic

Not too many sandwiches are worthy of a name beyond their own ingredients. If they’re really good, they’re lucky to acquire an acronym à la PB&J or the BLT. But somehow

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New England Clambakes Are Deeply Rooted in American History

Have you ever eaten seafood, fresh from the ocean, right on the beach where it was caught? Cooked it with wood and seaweed scavenged from nearby, in a hole you

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The Strange History and Evolution of McDonald’s Hamburglar

Every hero needs a villain. That’s why Ronald McDonald finally got the foil he deserved in 1971, with the emergence of the Hamburglar, a Zorro-like crusader who would stop at

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The Surprisingly American History of LaCroix

In recent years, LaCroix has become the seltzer drink of choice, garnering cult loyalty among a certain sector of hip, young folks who swear by its bubbly array of flavors.

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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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A Look at 150 Years of San Francisco’s Evolving Dim Sum Scene

The first time I had dim sum in San Francisco, it was both Beer Week and Chinese New Year, an auspicious combination that led Fort Point Brewing Company to team

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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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A History of Dissing Charlie Trotter

News that Chef Charlie Trotter is closing his eponymous Chicago restaurant after 25 years of business caused much hand-wringing in Chicago, but a resounding “So?” from many other quarters. Despite

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The White Castle Slider and Other Dark Moments in Burger History

The New York Post reported this week that 64-year-old Martin Kessman of Rockland County, New York, is suing White Castle for booths that are too small for his husky, 290-pound

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History’s 5 Most Obnoxious Beer Marketing Techniques

The pending release of Animée, a “bloat-resistant” beer targeted at women in the UK, brings to mind the following question: Is this the most obnoxious method on record of marketing

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