By: Tom Nealon
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.
Why did 17th century pies take on fantastical shapes?
What does its chip/crisp flavor range tell us about a country?
An infinitely various condiment, dumbed-down by imperialists.
Did its condiment monoculture bring down the Roman Empire?
How did tomato catsup triumph in the 19th century Catsup War?
The secret history of blood sausages and stews!
In which an English cook repels a French invasion.