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pollution

Brooklyn’s ‘River Hag’ Searches for Life in One of America's Most Toxic Waterways

Greenpoint's Newtown Creek was the site of one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history.
February 2, 2024
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seeds

Meet the Man Telling Stories in Miniature on Seeds

Artist Sergey Jivetin engraves incredibly detailed works using a microscope.
January 3, 2024
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year in wonder 2023

2023 Was a Year Full of Mysteries

Our favorite tales of puzzles and perplexities.
December 29, 2023
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year in wonder 2023

Gastro Obscura’s Favorite Recipes of 2023

Feast on real-life zombie fungus and tiger tail ice cream.
December 28, 2023
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feast

Eat This Filipino Feast with Your Hands

The kamayan, also known as a boodle fight, has a long, curious history.
December 4, 2023
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holiday

The Ultimate Gastro Obscura Gift Guide

Our favorite food gifts your loved ones don’t already have.
November 30, 2023
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chinatown

Feast on 2,000 Years of Chinese Culinary History

Fuchsia Dunlop's 'Invitation to a Banquet' is a delicious tour de force.
November 7, 2023
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ancient egypt

Ancient Egyptians May Have Spiced Their Mummies

Most ingredients in embalming perfumes were good enough to eat.
October 25, 2023
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chefs

The Joy of Third-Culture Cooking

Chef Jon Kung wants you to make spaghetti with lion's head meatballs.
October 16, 2023
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booze

The Oat-Milk Cocktail That Took Down an Army

Amanda Schuster explores the origins of the Atholl Brose in “Signature Cocktails.”
October 12, 2023
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cookbook

Yewande Komolafe Explores the Many Flavors of Nigerian Food

‘My Everyday Lagos’ is an uncompromising guide to this diverse city's cuisine.
October 4, 2023
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cults

How Cults and Religious Groups Forever Changed American Food

In ‘Holy Food,’ Christina Ward examines how our belief systems end up on the plate.
September 26, 2023
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dumplings

‘Made in Taiwan’ Is a Love Letter to the Island Nation

Clarissa Wei’s debut cookbook celebrates centuries of Taiwanese culture and foodways.
September 15, 2023
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chefs

This Cookbook Explores Why ‘Rice Is Culture’

Chef JJ Johnson takes readers on a global culinary tour.
September 8, 2023
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salad

How Iceberg Won the Lettuce Wars

The wedge salad's dominance endures.
August 21, 2023
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vegan

The Wild History of Not Eating Meat

Alicia Kennedy's debut book tackles punk restaurants, underground vegan zines, and Silicon Valley.
August 15, 2023
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moveable feasts

Eat Like Vikings and Other Ancient Seafarers

Options included lutefisk, porridge, and a surprisingly tasty salsa.
July 17, 2023
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food history

Debunking the Myth of the National Dish

Anya von Bremzen breaks down true origins of pizza, ramen, and other iconic foods in her new book.
June 22, 2023
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lgbtq

Gastro Obscura's Favorite Stories About LGBTQ+ Trailblazers

From the author of 'The Gay Cookbook' to the founder of an early 20th-century teahouse and haven for queer women.
June 20, 2023
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baker

Meet the West African Baker Reshaping French Pastry

Amadou Ly is working wonders in laminated dough.
June 8, 2023
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cookbook

Meet the Chef Reviving Royal Cambodian Recipes

Inspired by a trailblazing princess, Chef Nak's cookbook is a celebration of Khmer history.
June 1, 2023
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first draft foods

Meet Baked Alaska's Prototype, 'Alaska, Florida'

This parlor trick of a dessert has a long, complicated lineage.
May 18, 2023
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first draft foods

Red Velvet Cake's Journey to The Juneteenth Table

Make the dessert that first inspired the popular crimson slice.
May 15, 2023
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food history

Feeding Armies Throughout History

From Sparta to the Mongol Empire, soldiers needed fuel for the fight.
May 12, 2023