Neither George Washington nor Thomas Jefferson would have approved of this bacon cheeseburger.
The celebration of generous portions, meat and fat as masculine and patriotic would have been alien to Washington and Jefferson, who advocated vegetables and moderation as American ideals.
Perhaps what is most interesting about #Swedengate is not what it tells us about Sweden, but what it tells us about ourselves.
A growing interest in fermented foods may direct people to a Bengali fermented rice dish.
A rice dish’s debut on a cooking competition show reflects the growing acceptance of ethnic foods.
‘Temperance Enjoying a Frugal Meal’ depicting George III and Queen Charlotte at table. By
Hannah Humphrey (1745–1818) and
James Gillray (1756–1815).
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Britain’s food relationship with Europe goes back centuries – is it unlikely to end post=Brexit.
It’s always a bloke seen attacking a huge burger in the adverts, isn’t it?
Odua Images via Shutterstock
In the world of advertising, meat is for men, while serving dinner is for the women.
He’s a top chef, a natural on TV, but perhaps Jamie Oliver underestimated the difficulties of running a restaurant chain in a recession.
Jamie Oliver has a penchant for pasta.
Once derided, UK food culture has improved out of sight thanks to Europe.
I had never encountered the word ‘curry muncher’ until I arrived in Australia 10 years ago.
The politics of curry.
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Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in New York.
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The celebrity chef is being accused of cultural appropriation over his latest product. But what is ‘jerk’ food and why the uproar?
A curry-themed shoulder bag: ‘Curry’ is a word that no self-respecting subcontinental would own without a thousand caveats attached.
Whether being called ‘curry munchers’ or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
A drawing from the original edition of Lydia Maria Child’s ‘Flowers for Children,’ which includes her famous Thanksgiving poem.
Library of Congress
In the 19th century, puddings were as popular and widespread as pasta dishes are today.
Don’t blame the turkey for those snores coming from the living room!
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it’s a myth – tryptophan doesn’t cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
John Fekner’s art warned others of toxins poisoning the planet.
Fekner at English Wikipedia
Diet books aren’t just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
Headed for export?
The fate of turkey tails shows how Americans have shifted from eating whole animals to focusing on choice cuts – and the surprising places where unwanted parts end up.
Another day, another diet.
For centuries, people have been trying to lose weight in all sorts of ways – including drinking vinegar, avoiding swamps and stocking up on grapefruit.
Five food experts peer under the bread to plumb the histories of the country’s unique sandwiches, from favorites like tuna fish to lesser-known fare like the woodcock.
Nearly one-third of tropical animal species face extinction if humans do not curb our growing appetites for beef, pork and other land-intensive meats. The Panamanian golden frog bred by the Vancouver Aquarium in this 2014 file photo may be extinct in its natural habitat.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
Two Hungry Dudes
Henry VIII’s Spanish queen, Catherine, introduced him to them and he is said to have eaten 20 at one sitting. Food for thought this Thanksgiving.
More than 11,000 recipes will go in the bin as the BBC drops it’s much-loved Food site.
The national broadcaster’s decision to close its food website is a direct result of political pressure.
Non-Indigenous Australians have been ignoring native food options for hundreds of years.
Australians will happily eat boat noodle soup with beef blood stirred through it or stinking tofu – but not quandongs or akudjura. Yet overcoming ‘food racism’ and eating native produce could be a powerful act of culinary reconciliation.