Dipping into the History of a Super Bowl Favorite

Dipping into the History of a Super Bowl Favorite

Chips and dip are a natural match–and a natural accompaniment to the big game. But has that always been so? Food history editor Gary Allen checks it out.

New York-Style Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake Stands Alone

Food history editor Gary Allen takes on the task of defending the superiority of his native New York cheesecake and finds it’s a cheesecake that stands alone.

brown-sugar

Molasses Makes the Sugar Turn Brown

Our food history editor, Gary Allen, explains why brown sugar can get hard as a rock and offers a recipe to make brown sugar at home.

Julius Caesar

Caesar’s Last Salad: The Foods of Ancient Rome

The food of ancient Rome–with all its intensity of flavor, spicing, reliance on sauces, and ingredients–are discussed by our food history editor.

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