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A Thoughtful Feast: 1950s Cuisine

Why is it that we treat food history throughout the ages with reverence, except for the 1950s, which seem to be considered mostly a joke? While Spam, aspic, and over-the-top garnishes were the haute cuisine of the day, those items have since been relegated to the punchlines of the food world. We had a chance […]

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Homemade kombucha

Make Your Own Kombucha

A few weeks ago we promised we’d do some more science-y food projects, and now here we are, with a glass of home-brewed kombucha in hand. How did we get here? It’s really quite simple. First, for the uninitiated, kombucha is a fermented tea that tastes fizzy, spicy, and somewhat sweet. It’s full of probiotics […]

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black and white cookies

Classic Deli-Style Black and White Cookies

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. On a rainy late-winter day, there’s nothing like the comfort of baking cookies…cookies that you’ve known since you were a kid. These classic oversized black and white cookies – found in just about every New York deli – fit the bill with a light, cakey body and creamy frosting on top. […]

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Super Bowl Snackadium with IPad

When the Super Bowl (or heck, any big game) rolls around, what better way to feed your hungry crowd than with a custom snackadium? A snackadium, or snack stadium, is a concept that’s picked up a lot of momentum in the past few years, thanks to the growth of Pinterest and how-to videos. At this […]

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California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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persimmon-roses

Persimmon Roses

If you’re still enjoying fall, and you’re not quite ready for all things red and green, persimmons are the fruit for you. These firm, sweet, bright orange fruits taste like a combination of pears and plums – and there’s no pit or core to remove (just the leaf-like cap). The persimmons you’ll probably find in […]

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