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The (Hotly Debated) History Behind the Mojito, Summer’s Hottest Drink

The mojito, the refreshing and minty drink that mentally transports you to a tropical location no matter where you’re drinking it, is a lot more than meets the eye. It’s

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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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A Brief History of Cadbury Creme Egg’s Many Controversies

What is it about Cadbury Creme Eggs? Has any candy inspired equal measures of rabid loyalty and fierce consternation, often by the same people? Whether you love them or loathe them,

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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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Microwave Cooking’s Sordid History

“I was recently skimming my mom’s cookbook collection, and I found a few interesting books (mostly published by microwave companies) from the late 1970s about ‘microwave cooking,'” says anakalia. “I

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An Illustrated History of Fast Food Agony

A couple of online comics serve up fresh insights into working in the fast food business and eating Cheetos, respectively.

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A Video History of Craft Beer

A new video from venerable Sierra Nevada Brewing Company pinpoints its importance in the birth of the craft beer industry.

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A Piece of LA’s Japanese History

Otomisan's enduring charms.

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A Look into Sugar’s History

Sidney Mintz’s book Sweetness and Power.

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A History Shrouded in Smoke

Salon offers a whole new reason for barbecue-related remorse.

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A Ripe History

Salon provides handy CliffsNotes on two recent books of banana history.

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Fritos Throughout History

The Kitchen Sisters investigate the background of the Frito.

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