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What take-out food reveals about US history

Posted July 28th, 2016 at 12:54 pm (UTC-4)

From fast-food restaurants to pizza delivery, the history of take-out food can tell us plenty about American history because what we eat and how we eat it, often reflects the changes taking place in society at any particular time. “You can learn a lot from food,” says Emelyn Rude, a food historian and author of Tastes […]

America’s Favorite Restaurant Serves Up Frog Sticks and Fish Eyes

Posted October 6th, 2014 at 12:38 pm (UTC-4)

When U.S. politicians want to get a feel for the pulse of the country, they’ll often drop in at the nearest diner, a uniquely American institution that has been part of the nation’s cultural landscape for more than a century. “There’s something about the imagery of the diner, the way it grabs you from the […]