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How Did Nathan’s Become the Most Famous Hot Dog Brand in America?

When an unassuming Coney Island hot dog stand opened in 1916, no one imagined that it would become an iconic American institution. But over a century later Nathan’s has become

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The History of the Mint Julep

Think you know the history of the mint julep? Pour yourself a glass and read all about the surprising origins of the official Kentucky Derby drink.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Eggs Benedict

If you’re a brunch enthusiast with eggs on the brain, chances are likely you’ve ordered quite a few eggs Benedict in your day. But who knew your favorite breakfast indulgence

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The History of Spiral Ham

Lots of us will have a glazed spiral ham on the table this Easter (certainly more of us than will have rabbit). And as thin slices of pink meat lift

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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 President’s Day, Raise a Glass from The Original Presidential Winery: Jefferson Vineyards

Many Americans blessed (or afflicted) with wine obsession can summarize the cause of their wine fever in one simple phrase: time spent in France. OG Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was

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The History of Oysters Rockefeller and How to Make Them

Like so many ingenious dishes (and cocktails) beloved throughout the world, the recipe for oysters Rockefeller was invented in New Orleans. It was here in 1899 at the iconic restaurant

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Here’s the History Behind Football’s ‘Gatorade Shower’ Tradition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we don’t mean the holidays! We mean the period of time where two of our favorite sports, football and baseball, overlap.

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A History of Detox Juices and How to Make Them

It’s that time of year again when we commit to a fresh batch of resolutions that are essentially commitments to live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. It’s hard to say in

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The History of Mocha Coffees

Mocha didn’t always mean coffee made with added chocolate. In fact, in the early days of the coffee trade, starting in the 1600s all the way up through the early

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The Fascinating History of Figgy Pudding

If your only exposure to figgy pudding comes from the classic Christmas song in which carolers demand the dessert and refuse to leave unless they get some, you might wonder if

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You’ll Never Guess How Peppermint Became So Popular

When you think of Christmas, a few flavors probably come to mind—like gingerbread, cocoa, and eggnog. But one flavor stands out above the rest: peppermint. From Frango Mint Chocolates (first

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The History of Cranberries

Did you know cranberries bounce if you drop them? Or that they help support your memory function? Or that Native Americans were the first to cultivate cranberries and used them

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The History of Chocolate Gelt

Reluctantly nibbling on chocolate gelt, the foil-wrapped coin-shaped candy enclosed in tiny mesh “money bags,” is as much a holiday tradition as playing dreidel and lighting the menorah. Most Jews

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The History of Sweet and Sour Sauce

Growing up in a Chinese immigrant home, I learned early on that Chinese food meant very different things outside my family’s front door. At dinner, my parents stir-fried vegetables in

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How World War II Inspired Club Med, One of the World’s Biggest Travel Brands

“Here too, everything is possible,” wrote socialist Marceau Pivert in a 1936 opinion piece as a workers’ revolution was cresting in France. Overwrought with classism, unchecked capitalism, and hurtling toward

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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 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)

New York City just announced a foie gras ban, which will take effect in 2022, so let’s a take a look at this controversial ingredient. Foie gras, which literally translates

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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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