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Queso Is the World’s Most Perfect Food

How the rich, melty cheese dip conquered Tex-Mex in America

Why Cleveland Takes Brown Mustard So Very Seriously

What Is City Chicken, Really?

Everything You Need to Know About Waffle House

The Sweet History of Cassata, a Cake With a Complicated Past

What Is Irish Potato Candy?

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Shamrock Shakes, and Their Cult Following, Explained

Why Chefs Are Turning the Spotlight on Chamoy

The Past, Present, and Future of Melted Cheese

How Italian Spaghetti Became a Haitian Breakfast Staple

How Popeyes Turned Spicy Chicken Into a $1.8 Billion Payday

Your Favorite ‘Old World’ Bread Was Invented in the '80s

The Sweet, Gooey History of Marshmallow Fluff

Jalapeño Poppers Are the Best Snack. Period.

How the Deep-Fried Pickle Took Over Sports Bar Menus

Who Really Invented Potato Skins?

Macaroni Pie Is the Scottish Mash-up Dreams Are Made Of

The Most Important Restaurant Tool Is a $3 Piece of Metal

The Beauty and Bounty of the Steakhouse Salad Bar

How the Meat and Three Celebrates Southern Bounty

How Lunch Became a Pile of Bologna

Food for Fighters: The Science Behind Feeding America’s Troops

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Bubbling Up: How Ployes Became a Mealtime Staple in Northern Maine

Pralines Are More Than Just New Orleans’ Signature Candy

The Mysterious Origins of Tiramisu, the Dessert That Took the ‘80s by Storm

How the Brazilian Steakhouse Swept America

All Hail the Pizza Saver, the Tiny Piece of Plastic Protecting Your Pie

In North Carolina, Livermush Still Wins Hearts

The Legend of the Choco Taco

What Is Tomato Pie, Anyway?

A Brief History of Fry Sauce, Utah’s Favorite Condiment

How Hare Krishna Restaurants Promote Vegetarian Cuisine

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