Colonial America Was Obsessed With Chocolate That Probably Tasted Pretty Bad
Even as the colonists grew to appreciate the flavor of chocolate, they also ate it as a health food.
The Food Festival Showing How Slaves Built American Cuisine
The annual Heritage Harvest Food Festival is hosted at Thomas Jefferson's slave plantation Monticello. This year, its founders and participants are making a concerted effort to reckon with the site's past.
Views My Own
Let's Get Rid of Mount Rushmore
Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?
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Why Our Founding Fathers Adored Chinese Tea
Donald Trump has painted China as the ultimate antagonist, despite the fact that it has long supplied Americans with their caffeine fix. Even George Washington was particularly fond of China's premium green tea.
Living Like a Founding Father Left Me Drunk and Covered in Leeches
The Founding Fathers may have dreamed up the greatest democracy since Ancient Greece, but they also drank constantly and smelled like trash.
Stop Thanking Thomas Jefferson for Inventing Ice Cream
Thomas Jefferson did not invent ice cream, and he wasn't even the first American to bring it stateside. But he did help popularize it, thanks to the culinary efforts of his household staff.
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The Year Missouri's Football Team Put America On Notice
By threatening to boycott actual games, the University of Missouri football team helped oust school president Tim Wolfe. Did America miss the bigger point?
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University of Missouri Football Players Broke the Power Structure
Athletes, college or professional, have power to enact changes. The University of Missouri football players showed that more should use it.
Check Out These Beautiful Aerial Shots of a Centuries-Old Land Division System
Instagram user The Jefferson Grid captures individual square miles of the US.
Pawpaw, the Weirdest American Fruit You Never Knew About
Meet Ian Purkayastha, the 21-year-old food dealer who's hustling fresh product through the back doors of fancy restaurants, and our main connect to the food world's most underground items.