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What’s Wrong with Bananas

What’s Wrong with Bananas

Reproductively, domesticated banana plants are self-copying machines. Proto-farmers who found an individual whose fruit they liked (maybe tasty and not so seedy) could dig up its suckers and replant them in a nearby clearing or even along the trail. In a few years, an industrious proto-farmer might […]

History of Bland American Food

History of Bland American Food

Humans love flavor. Archeologists have found evidence that hunter-gatherers in Stone Age Europe used garlic mustard seeds (a broccoli relative with a mustardy, peppery kick) to season stews 6,000 years ago. For almost as long as we’ve been cooking, we’ve been adding ingredients to our pots that […]

Make your own sourdough

Make your own sourdough

Sourdough is an excellent way to add air into your dough. At the same time the taste becomes a little sour adding excellent flavour to the bread. A welcome side effect is that you can eat your bread for a longer period of time as […]

How Vietnamese Cooks Upped the Ante on the Cajun Crawfish Boil

How Vietnamese Cooks Upped the Ante on the Cajun Crawfish Boil

This year, Eater is teaming up with James Beard award-winning Southern Foodways Alliance to spotlight their documentary work, premiering a short film every other week. This next piece focuses on Vietnamese-style crawfish boils, which have become a mainstay in Houston, a city that boasts one […]

Knifemaker Explains The Difference Between Chef’s Knives

Knifemaker Explains The Difference Between Chef’s Knives

Knifemaker Will Griffin of W.A. Griffin Bladeworks shows Epicurious how to choose the best Chef’s Knife for your culinary needs. The bladesmith provides an overview of the differences between carbon steel and stainless steel, blade shape, blade thickness, blade length, double bevel vs single bevel, […]

This Peruvian Farmer Grows Over 400 Varieties of Potatoes

This Peruvian Farmer Grows Over 400 Varieties of Potatoes

Consider the humble potato. Many of us take the starchy tuber for granted. But not Julio Hancco Mamani. That’s because deep in the Andes mountains, in the Cusco region of Peru, this “Potato King” is continuing a family legacy by cultivating more than 400 native […]