The Real Reason Cops Are Always Eating Doughnuts
Aug 14, 2018
This is one history lesson that won't leave your eyes glazed over.
5 Surprising Food Things You'll Learn from a 23andMe Test
Jun 6, 2018
It's not need-to-know information, but interesting nonetheless.
Why You Want a Kitchen Island Now (but Didn't 100 Years Ago)
Apr 12, 2018
The evolution of the kitchen island maps out not only how American kitchens have changed over the 20th century, but also how our lives have shifted from decade to decade.
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How To Make the Absolute Easiest Crustless Quiche
I never met a breakfast problem that crustless quiche couldn't fix.
Trader Joe's Just Leaked Info on 5 New Grocery Items for 2019
2 days ago
We're super excited about the last item on this list!
Recipe: Hot Chocolate Snack Cake
Nov 12, 2018
It's the official cake of snow days.
Why Is it Called a "Dutch Oven" Anyway?
Feb 19, 2018
The name "Dutch oven" doesn't give much of a hint of the versatility of the simple pot, but it does, perhaps, pay some homage to its origins.
These Are the Most Popular Kitchen Colors from the Last 100 Years
Dec 23, 2017
Looking through the kitchen color trends of the last century tells us a lot more than simply the most popular hues of the moment.
Fancy Toast Isn’t a New Trend. The Danes Invented It 200 Years Ago.
Aug 2, 2017
"To train to be a smørrebrød maiden took more than three years of training."
Natalie B. Compton
Tell Us Your Favorite Drink and We'll Tell You What Decade You Belong In
May 31, 2017
Now would be a good time to start working on that time machine.
Poke Cakes Are Kitschy and Dated, but Still a Heck of a Lot of Fun
May 23, 2017
Wondering what's the deal with that cake you're seeing everywhere on Pinterest? We did some snooping to find out!
Food Rituals Will Help You Bring Your Best Self to the Table
Apr 29, 2017
Why not invent your own?
This May Be the Oldest Food Trivia Question of All Time
Apr 21, 2017
And do we finally know the answer?
Why Are Diners Traditionally Greek? It's an Immigration Story, Naturally
Apr 17, 2017
At the heart of the answer is a classic American immigration story that still resonates today.
Why Do We Decorate Easter Eggs, Anyway?
Apr 12, 2017
Easter eggs have a surprisingly deep history and symbolism to boot!
10 Things You Should Know About Greek Easter
Apr 11, 2017
There will be a lot of food. And all of the family.
5 Reasons to Feel Good About Drinking Guinness Today
Mar 17, 2017
No excuse is needed, but here are five.
A Brief History of Artichokes ... and the Mafia
Mar 3, 2017
Almost a century ago, New York City mobsters were engaged in a shockingly shady million-dollar operation: artichoke racketeering.
This Is the Original Girl Scout Cookie Recipe
Feb 8, 2017
Hold on to your Thin Mints.
3 Surprising Stories Behind America's Favorite Chinese Dishes
Jan 27, 2017
When it comes to our favorite Chinese foods, the path from China to our plates isn't as straightforward as you'd think.
A Brief History of Peking Duck in America
Jan 26, 2017
Believe it or not, Nixon has something to do with it.
The True Story Behind General Tso’s Chicken
Jan 25, 2017
The deep-fried nuggets of boneless chicken tossed in sweet-spicy sauce and served on a bed of broccoli is America's reigning Chinese dish. Here's how that happened.
The Unlikely History of Fortune Cookies
Jan 24, 2017
Even though most people crack them open, yank out the fortune, and toss the cookie part onto the table with nary a nibble, Chinese food still would not be the same without them.
How Food Rituals Turn Hope into Sustenance
Jan 23, 2017
A look back at Anne Bramley's Food and Ritual column.
What Is a Continental Breakfast, and What Makes It Continental?
Jan 13, 2017
Read this and the next time you're at a hotel, nibbling on a complimentary muffin while sipping free coffee, you'll know how it all came about.
How Breakfast Has Changed
Jan 9, 2017
Not to get too philosophical on you or anything, but breakfast is actually a pretty good indicator of the times.
What Is Boxing Day? How to Celebrate This Perfectly Sensible British Holiday.
Dec 26, 2016
This British holiday has nothing to do with pugilism or "unboxing."
What Do Jelly Doughnuts Have to Do with Hanukkah?
Dec 21, 2016
Latkes get all the attention this time of year — as they should, latkes are awesome — but another Hanukkah treat has been gaining in popularity stateside in recent years.
The Midwestern Drink That's Making a Comeback
Dec 16, 2016
If you've ever seen "Tom and Jerry Batter" at the grocery, know it has nothing to do with the cartoon cat and mouse — it's a classic Midwestern punch, and it's making a comeback.
Why Do We Say "Pleased as Punch"?
Dec 15, 2016
Surely the origins of this phrase date back to some happy 18th-century public house talk, right?
Tiny Facts: Why Do We Eat Candy Canes for Christmas?
Dec 6, 2016
We checked with holiday historians and candy makers, and found the backstory to be pretty hilarious.
Marshmallows on Sweet Potatoes: Who Thought This Up Anyway?
Nov 7, 2016
To me, it is an unholy marriage of ingredients; a sticky dessert masquerading as a savory side.
From Jesus to Oprah: A 5,000-Year History of Bread Heroes
Oct 19, 2016
The superheroes of sliced bread, cat-breading, and no-knead bread.
Is There Any Snack More Mysterious Than the Whoopie Pie?
Oct 18, 2016
Who gets bragging rights — Maine or Pennsylvania?