The Sugar King

Santa Cruz county has seen wheat and potato fields yield to sugar beets, apple orchards, and now berry hoops. [...]

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Dunking

The history of dunking a bready thing into a liquid thing goes back (at least!) to Ancient Rome, where it was first recorded. [...]

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A Quick History of Coffee, Part 2

The Arabian Peninsula, where Sufi mystics drank their coffee, was the center of international trade in the medieval world, and by the 17th century, merchants had introduced the drink to [...]

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Ode to Maillard

Close your eyes and envision the luscious umami of fried onions, the golden brown of piping hot french fries, and the deep brown sweetness of a pumpernickel bagel. [...]

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