In a food landscape dominated by multinational conglomerates like Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, the small town of Hanover, Pa., has produced homegrown snacks for a century and is still thriving today.
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Interest in grits is rising because of heirloom corn varieties and the backing of master chefs. But the Southern staple has deep roots that wind through economics, race, politics — and nostalgia.
Bad food on top of a bad workday is ... bad. So some co-workers have created a bright spot — a good meal. And while the food is yummy, the care that goes into making a homemade lunch is even better.
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we dig into the culture and psychology that determines the foods that make us salivate and the scents that make us squirm.
Though the marshmallow-chocolate-graham cracker treat began a century ago as a coal-miner's snack, it is still made by the same Chattanooga bakery and has since become a cultural icon of the South.
As we get bombarded by ads and advice to host the "perfect" feast, remember that traditions come from all kinds of families — and the bizarre mix of quirks and temperaments they bring to the table.
A Bluegrass State specialty, this well-loved, sugary dessert is one of the most basic to make — and maybe that's part of what has made it so popular for so many years.
Michael Twitty's enslaved ancestors witnessed the Confederate general's surrender, the significance of which weaves through his new memoir as he seeks 'culinary justice' for African Americans.
Yalla! Eat walking tours take people into the Arab-American community, where they can talk with business owners about their personal stories and the products they sell.