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Kitchen Histories: The Microwave Cookbook

Our historic gastronomist puts this amazing technology to the test — and roasts a whole chicken in the microwave.

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Kitchen Histories: The Measuring Spoon

Fannie Farmer was celebrated and criticized for standardizing American recipes, and her legacy remains powerful today.

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Kitchen Histories: The American Cookbook

Mary Randolph’s cookbook helped shape American culinary identity and captured the domestic realities of its time.

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Kitchen Histories: The Tom and Jerry

Rich and warming, this historic winter cocktail is a welcome way to cheer winter’s darkest days.

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Kitchen Histories: The Iconic Thanksgiving Turkey

As you feast with family, Sarah Lohman talks turkey, taking a look at the evolution of an American classic.

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Kitchen Histories: Cranberry Sauce Serving Set

This faddish object combined old school elegance and modern day convenience to showcase the side dish everyone overlooks: cranberry sauce.

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Kitchen Histories: Typewritten Recipe Cards

A collection of found recipe cards captures a personal food legacy and challenges preconceived notions of mid century cookery.

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The Historic Spice Cupboard

Old spice tins hold more than fragrant dust — they tell a tale of changing tastebuds and vanished cooking fads.

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The Magic Whisk

Over time, this humble kitchen tool has evolved in both design and ease-of-use. Sarah Lohman puts vintage models to the test, with surprising results.

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