How did tomato catsup triumph in the 19th century Catsup War?

Etruscan model liver for instruction in divination

The secret history of blood sausages and stews!


In which an English cook repels a French invasion.

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Tom Nealon on JENSON’S ROMAN


He documented Creole cuisine at the moment of its invention.


When he leaped, everything seemed possible.


Books can be lovely and readable at the same time.

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A green-tongued and hairy-backed icon.


He locates the key to our humanity within the permutations of our weirdness.


Bringing Swiftian vengeance to the streets of America.


Miley Cyrus is at once surface and symbol.


“Don’t rap about your car, rap about what a car *is*.”

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“Russia number 1, Iran number 1, USA [spits]”

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A hero and victim of pro wrestling’s “kayfabe.”

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His brilliance is perpetually muffled.

A giant fat guy back when there was still honor in it.

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Down with “thick and rich” gravy!

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Secret History of Salad Dressing

Why didn’t Europe crack the secret of maple syrup?

Nocenti’s work stands out like Longshot’s weirdly glowing eye.


“I need to start writing pieces about other people’s problems.”

M.C.A.’s in the back because he’s skeezin’ with a whore? No more.

Food requires no justification, no retreat to the cerebral.

Mongolians — the Rosenbergs — Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing?