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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 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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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 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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