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Photo: Helen H. Richardson (Getty Images) As Geoffrey Chaucer once wrote—sort of—when the weather gets warm, folks long to go on pilgrimages to bars where they can drink beer outside. In Chicago, where wintry weather regularly continues far into what’s considered spring, that urge has become particularly strong, especially since the city’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order […]
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Photo: Britany George (Getty Images) Frites are as important to Belgium as McNuggets are to America. After all, the Belgians reportedly invented “French” fries over 200 years ago—a story that is chronicled in the country’s official Frietmuseum. Belgium ranks 17th in global potato production; 2018 was a banner year for the industry, with a record […]
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A Little Free Food Pantry outside Washington, DCPhoto: The Washington Post (Getty Images) Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today. My neighborhood is full of Little Free Libraries, […]
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FeaturesFeaturesStories from The Takeout about food, drink, and how we live. Even though I’m assured it’s not a cold day by Lapland standards, I shiver as I investigate the tiny patch of red berries under the “cocooning hammock” where I’ve just grabbed a catnap. They’re lingonberries, and while I’ve previously only thought of these Nordic […]
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Plant-based meat is now available at Starbucks in Shanghai.Photo: Costfoto/Barcroft Media (Getty Images) While the U.S. debates the merits of gradually reopening certain sectors of business, the American artificial meat company Beyond Meat has begun to make inroads in China, where things have more or less already normalized. According to the BBC, Beyond Meat’s plant-based […]
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Photo: Richard Bord (Getty Images) FeaturesFeaturesStories from The Takeout about food, drink, and how we live. Instagram clued me into the coronavirus-related closing of a restaurant where I worked last year. My mind jumped to my fellow cooks out of work for the foreseeable future, the dishwashers who can’t afford to go without a paycheck, […]
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Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP (Getty Images) Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today. With all of us cooking and baking and assembling big, sloppy sandwiches at a previously […]
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Photo: Shutterstock If you’ve ever tried making a sourdough starter, you know it’s a bit of an experiment. You’re literally capturing wild yeasts, feeding them, and hoping that they create a microbial community that will end up smelling and tasting delicious. Maybe you’ll be successful, maybe you won’t. Actual scientists are interested in your sourdough […]