Making the World’s Rarest Pasta

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For more than 300 years, the world’s rarest pasta recipe and its intricate shaping technique have been passed down by generations of women in one Sardinian family. Today there are only a few women on the planet, including Paola Abraini, who know how to make “su filindeu.” The thread-like pasta is made exclusively by hand, requiring equal parts patience and craft to pull and fold the semolina dough into impossibly small, precise strands. Continue reading “Making the World’s Rarest Pasta”

Making the World’s Rarest Pasta

The California Roll Was Invented in Canada

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In 1971, sushi was not widely consumed in North America. In fact, it wasn’t popular at all. Chef Hidekazu Tojo, a Japanese chef new to Vancouver, British Columbia, needed to find a way in. So to appeal to western palates, he decided to flip traditional sushi rolls inside-out. By concealing the seaweed on the inside and packing the rolls with ingredients that Canadians were more familiar with—cucumber, cooked crab, and avocado—Tojo invented one of the most famous North American sushi rolls ever: the California roll. Continue reading “The California Roll Was Invented in Canada”

The California Roll Was Invented in Canada

Eating With Your Rich Friends

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I’ll have the “corking fee.” Continue reading “Eating With Your Rich Friends”

Eating With Your Rich Friends

Making the Foods of South Park

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South Park is home to a surprising number of tempting foodstuffs. Granted, they’re all subtly gross in one way or another, but that doesn’t make Chef’s Chocolate Salty Balls sound any less appealing. Especially when it’s being sung at you by Isaac Hayes. Continue reading “Making the Foods of South Park”

Making the Foods of South Park

The Legend Of Carl Hardee Sr.

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What’s the point of being a burger pioneer if you don’t have a catchy jingle to sing along with? Hopefully Carl Hardee Sr. agrees. Continue reading “The Legend Of Carl Hardee Sr.”

The Legend Of Carl Hardee Sr.

Why Fava Beans Can Kill You

Why Fava Beans Can Kill You

For some people, fava beans can be deadly. What is it about this little legume that makes it so? Continue reading “Why Fava Beans Can Kill You”

Why Fava Beans Can Kill You

Banking on Cheese: The Bank That Uses Parmesan as Collateral

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Whether they’re students or businesses, lots of people have to take out loans from the bank. For cheese farmers, there’s a bank in Italy that will literally accept *cheese* as collateral for loans. This is the story of three men and millions of dollars worth of that proverbial cheddar. Continue reading “Banking on Cheese: The Bank That Uses Parmesan as Collateral”

Banking on Cheese: The Bank That Uses Parmesan as Collateral