Food and Foodways

  • Punch Bowls in the Attic

    Perspectives Daily

    Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre | Feb 14, 2024

    The discovery of family punch bowls led one historian to delve into the midcentury history of the drink.
  • Southern Hospitality?

    Perspectives Daily

    Jessica Carbone | Jan 19, 2024

    Barbecue is a cornerstone of American cuisine, containing all of the contradictions of the country itself.
  • What's in a Bottle?

    Annual Meeting

    Julia Ornelas-Higdon | Dec 5, 2023

    Like the vintages themselves, the history of California’s wine industry is complex.
  • It’s Always Time for a Cheeky Nando’s


    Trishula Patel | Sep 19, 2023

    A South American pepper brought by Portuguese colonizers to Africa has become the basis of a global South African brand.

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  • Posset Goes Viral (Again)

    KC Hysmith | Sep 15, 2023

    Lemon posset has been all the rage this summer on social media—only the latest instance of the dessert’s periodic popularity.
  • Fusion, Assimilation, or Just a Good Idea?

    Fei-Hsien Wang | Aug 30, 2023

    The only thing we know for sure about the curry puff is that it is unquestionably delicious.
  • Mexican-Style Snails

    Fernanda Sada Jiménez | Aug 16, 2023

    A 1920s recipe raises questions about how a national cuisine is defined.
  • Even Better Than the Real Thing

    Leonie Rau | Aug 2, 2023

    Whether or not a food is “real” has been a question far longer than one might think.
  • Macanese Galinha à Africana

    Isaac Boqiao Yan | Jul 12, 2023

    In modern Macao, chicken, bird’s eye chilis, and peanut butter provide a rare taste of memory across Portugal’s colonies in Africa and Asia.

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