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The Secret History of the White House’s Kitchen Slaves

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. When you look at the White House, you probably don’t think of it as a Southern plantation mansion—the way you might, say, a columned antebellum pile in Georgia. But Washington, D.C. was carved out of territory from Virginia and Maryland,  both slave states. Slavery was legal…

Thank Hippies for These 6 Food Trends

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Toward the end of the 1977 classic film Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s straight-laced character squints at the menu of an ultra-groovy Los Angeles restaurant before submitting his order: “I’m going to have the alfalfa sprouts and a plate of mashed yeast.”  Hippie food, the rough-and-tumble cuisine…

Native American Dishes You Can Cook This Week

Courtesy The Sioux Chef Lakota Chef Sean Sherman, known as “The Sioux Chef,” is on a mission to revive the pre-Reservation cuisine of Indian tribes—food that’s largely gone missing from the American diet. Now Sherman is out with a new cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, featuring sumptuous recipes for North Woods ingredients: think griddled…

The Anti-Pumpkin Pie, and 9 Other Unique Holiday Recipes

On our food politics podcast, Bite, guests like cookbook writer Samin Nosrat, Somali refugee Halimo Isaac, and comic W. Kamau Bell tell the stories behind what ends up on your plate. And, lucky us, these guests tend to be food lovers who know some great recipes. In time for holiday feasting, here are some of some of…