An agave plant cutter, or ‘jimador,’ cuts the tips off from agave branches at a Jose Cuervo blue agave field.
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Is a shot of tequila actually good for you? And what's the deal with the worm? To celebrate National Tequila Day, a food historian explores some little-known aspects of the popular Mexican spirit.
Heinz is why ketchup seemed to become distinctly American.
Canada recently slapped a tariff on US exports of the tomato-based condiment, and the EU plans to do the same, perhaps on the notion that it's distinctly American. In fact, ketchup’s origins are global, as are its fans.
So gooey, so good.
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The gooey treat couldn't have become popularized without the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, which brought cheap sweets to the masses.
A woman shares a mint julep with her husband before the running of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
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'Take a silver cup – always a silver cup' and 'fill it with ice pulverized to the fineness of snow,' a Kentucky man explained in 1908.
The pretzel has had a twisted path from Germany to global snack food.
Why are they shiny? And how did Pennsylvania become the pretzel capital of the world?
A drawing from the original edition of Lydia Maria Child’s ‘Flowers for Children,’ which includes her famous Thanksgiving poem.
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In the 19th century, puddings were as popular and widespread as pasta dishes are today.
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What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
Highly technical: the Victoria Sponge.
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The Queen-Empress had a notoriously sweet tooth.