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Category: Food

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For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering

The shift from a hunter-gatherer to agriculture-based lifestyle might be responsible for some dental problems, research suggests.

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Ancient ‘Fast Food’ Window Discovered

Can you imagine life without takeout food? According to new research, neither could the ancients.

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Lager: Patagonian for Beer?

Lager was born when a South American yeast species arrived in Bavaria in the 15th century, says a new study.

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Eating As the Romans Ate

Residents of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed in 79 A.D., ate such delicacies as sea urchins, figs and dormice, according to a recent analysis of a sewer found on the site.

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A Taste of Lobster History

In honor of National Lobster Day, check out these shell-shocking facts about one of America’s most beloved crustaceans.

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Raising a Toast With George Washington’s Beer

The New York Public Library, which owns a notebook with a beer recipe by George Washington, announced Wednesday that it would recreate the brew.

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France’s Green Fairy Flies Again

After a century-long ban, France has legalized absinthe, a potion with a rich history that artists once prized for its supposed hallucinogenic effects.

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The History of Ballpark Food

With baseball season back in full swing, we take a look at classic ballpark snacks like hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack.

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Beer from 19th-Century Shipwreck May Be Brewed Again

Finnish researchers hope to crack the recipe of 200-year-old beer found in a Baltic shipwreck and recreate it for today’s drinkers.