Reflections

Recollections and personal thoughts on culture, the history of food, and world travel.

An Abbreviated History of the Ubiquitous Juice Box

An Abbreviated History of the Ubiquitous Juice Box

A brief history of the iconic Tetra Pak juice box all started over spoiled milk.

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Bone Deep: Summer Sips

Bone Deep: Summer Sips

Around the world and throughout history, civilizations have gotten creative with ways to hydrate and cool off through these summertime drinks.

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Remembering Jonathan Gold

Remembering Jonathan Gold

In LA, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Jonathan Gold redefined culinary criticism and demonstrated that food could develop community, regardless of culture.

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The Raw Beef Tonic

The Raw Beef Tonic

In cultures around the world, the consumption of beef in various raw forms has been part of cuisines for ages.

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Eater’s Digest

Eater’s Digest

A concise history of how humans have come to share their opinions on food, from French writers and Michelin inspectors to the modern Yelper.

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Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

The egg may be one of the world’s most widely-consumed foods, but it comes from many sources. We take a look into how eggs are consumed in the U.S. and around the globe, both traditionally, and unconventionally.

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Blazing New Techniques

Blazing New Techniques

Throughout history, human beings have had a complicated relationship with fire, but its function and evolution in cooking and technique is indisputable.

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Prohibition Examined: Chapter IV

Prohibition Examined: Chapter IV

The final chapter of our Prohibition series explores how the phenomenon impacted the dynamic and diverse roles of women in American society.

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Riding the Line

Riding the Line

Preparing for the No Kid Hungry Chefs Cycle, participants Travis Strickland, Jared Simons and Jim Sullivan share their strategies.

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Roots: Berlin’s Thai Park

Roots: Berlin’s Thai Park

Berlin’s Prussian, or “Thai” Park, provides locals and visitors a place to gather and eat, to learn from one another, and for the city’s Thai population, to earn a living.

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Bone Deep: Mother Tongue

Bone Deep: Mother Tongue

Through sharing language and food with kids, a conversation can be had about cultural identity, conservation, and the continuation of tradition regardless of place.

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We Speak Kitchen Here

We Speak Kitchen Here

In South Africa, a diversity of languages contributes to kitchen culture at Chef Liam Tomlin’s Cape Town restaurants.

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