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

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 Best Tacos in Mexico City

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Find out the best places to get tacos in Mexico City. Continue reading “The Best Tacos in Mexico City”

The Best Tacos in Mexico City

A Brief History of Chicken and Waffles

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Nothing beats the sweet and savory soul food combo that is chicken and waffles. But, was it meant for breakfast or dinner? Turns out, for the man credited with the dish’s creation: it was both. Joseph T. Wells was a restaurateur in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and the chicken and waffles dish for which he became known was the fuel for this American cultural movement. Continue reading “A Brief History of Chicken and Waffles”

A Brief History of Chicken and Waffles

Momofuku’s David Chang Reveals How to Invest Wisely in the Kitchen

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Even the most ambitious home cooks should only shell out for a few key tools. Everything else can be thrifty, so you’ll have plenty left over to spend on what matters most: the food. Continue reading “Momofuku’s David Chang Reveals How to Invest Wisely in the Kitchen”

Momofuku’s David Chang Reveals How to Invest Wisely in the Kitchen

Korea’s Ultimate Hangover Cure

Koreas Ultimate Hangover Cure

Hangovers: the older we get, the more unbearable they become. But how to beat them? Well if you find yourself in Korea with a splitting headache after too many rounds of soju, we recommend haejangguk (aka hangover soup). At Seoul’s Cheong Jin Ok restaurant, home of the original haejangguk, third-generation owner Joon-Yong Choi makes the stew the same way his family has since 1937. Continue reading “Korea’s Ultimate Hangover Cure”

Korea’s Ultimate Hangover Cure

The Accidental Invention of the Best Snack Food Ever

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In 1853, George Crum was a chef at the Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, Ny. One day, a customer ordered fried potatoes. Upon being served, the customer scoffed and sent them back several times because of their soggy texture. But Chef Crum lost it. He fired back, cutting the potatoes paper-thin and frying them up. Back then eating with your hands was a major faux pas. But Crum’s plan backfired and the customer loved them. Soon thereafter, thin-sliced fried potato “chips” took the world by storm. Continue reading “The Accidental Invention of the Best Snack Food Ever”

The Accidental Invention of the Best Snack Food Ever