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Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods

From Icelandic to Greek and from kefir to whipped, the variety found in yogurt is astonishing. Walk into the dairy section of any American grocery store, and yogurt will take up a sprawling chunk of the shelf. Though its popularity in the United States fluctuates . . . read more

Tasty Taters: Potato Recipes from Belgium, Japan, Utah, and Kenya

Tasty Taters: Potato Recipes from Belgium, Japan, Utah, and Kenya

Mr. Potato Head made it onto Time’s list of “All-Time Top 100 Toys.” That’s no surprise though, because who doesn’t love a potato?

4 Corners of the Kitchen: Cinnamon

4 Corners of the Kitchen: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices in the world—it was imported from Egypt as early as 2000 BC and is mentioned in Greek texts beginning in 700 BC. Cinnamon was highly prized in the ancient world, and it was often given as a gift to kings or even as an offering to the gods.

Four Corners of the Kitchen: Chocolate

Four Corners of the Kitchen: Chocolate

Chocolate with garlic, meat, and chilies—what is the world coming to? Don’t worry, it’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, chocolate has been used as a spice in savory dishes for hundreds of years. Traditional Molé Mexico Two nuns were making a rushed . . . read more

Capturing the Cliche Photo

Capturing the Cliche Photo

Everyone’s seen them—those groan-worthy photos in your uncle’s photo album. You may think they are silly. But if you go all the way to Italy and don’t pretend to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you may feel like you missed out. Even if . . . read more

Warp and Weft: Legacies of Navajo Weaving

Warp and Weft: Legacies of Navajo Weaving

Vibrant reds, indigo blues, goldenrod yellows, creamy whites, and earthy browns connect into wavy bands, angular diamonds, and terraced pyramids in sharp geometric detail. Working thread by thread, the weaver sits cross-legged in front of her loom. The vertical white, woolen warp strings are strung . . . read more

Four Corners: Star Anise

Four Corners: Star Anise

Recipes from Greece, Vietnam, Polynesia, and the Middle East using star Anise.