Be Fruitful

I've always made meals out of my late summer fruit binges. And this year, I was especially captivated by Italy's traditional berry and melon risottos.

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Beyond Rag├╣

I was fascinated by Italy's traditional regional pasta dishes. But I may have taken it too far by making tortelli cremaschi.

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No Picnic

China, lobster, buillion... Victorian picnics could be stuffy, laborious affairs. And then came the sandwich.

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Schnitzel Happens

Eating veal in America can be...uncomfortable. But for me, there are few dishes more comforting than wiener schnitzel.

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The Chocolate Cure

A little chocolate can cure many ills. But melancholy, fatigue, and infertility? The history of chocolate as medicine.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

"Sweets" might sound like a tame recipe booklet, but the tale of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is actually pretty creepy.

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Rarebit Dreams

Welsh rarebit has been around and (possibly) inducing nightmares for centuries. But there's more behind the historic dish than just cheese on toast.

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