The Edible Plant That Might Kill You May Cure Herpes
Plenty of people in the American South consume poke sallet, a plant known for its medicinal properties: Research suggests that it has shown action against both herpes and HIV. Of course, there's the minor issue that it can also kill you.
Here's the Rub Behind the (Slightly) Racist Ribs in 'House of Cards'
Welcome to our new column, FAT TV, in which we dissect the relationship of food on the small screen. For our first installment, we turn to Netflix's <i>House of Cards</i>, where even the most chillingly devious of politicians can't resist a nice rack...
You Probably Don’t Know About Ozark Cuisine Because of the KKK
Hidden deep within the mountains, Ozark cuisine is remarkably preserved from the outside world. The reasons are varied: an isolated geography, plentiful natural resources, and an instinctive distrust for outsiders that has been honed in by the KKK.
Eat the Fish, Bitch
At the Oscars on Sunday my complicated relationship with catfish will unfold, thanks to the movie <i>August: Osage County</i>. In it, there's a scene reminiscent of my experience with the iconic Southern bottom-feeder, where Meryl...
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