By: Tom Nealon
Transatlantic liner menus — from the 1940s and 1950s.
REVUE DES MENUS — who collected this treasure trove of menus?
The rise and fall of the curly-leafed parsley garnish.
ALMONDS: NO JOY. They’ve always been a lie.
France’s militarized semiotic struggle against Mexico’s indigenous sauce.
AD SALSA PER ASPERA: the secret history of salsa.
A review of culinary illusions, and the douchebags who’ve pioneered them.
How Soviet propaganda snuffed out the potential of microwave ovens.
The secret origins of pink lemonade — a product so pointless it’s wonderful.
The Greek yogurt craze is causing a wheypocalypse.
Tom Nealon on THE MYOPIC CAPTAIN
There is no point. It’s all point.
Tom Nealon on Fritz Leiber’s TWO SOUGHT ADVENTURE
His beats lit up the late ’80s with a genuine fire.
Why did 17th century pies take on fantastical shapes?