Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Food History

Crunchy, tangy and sometimes just a little funky, pickles are one of life’s most enticing foods—and they've captivated some of history's most important figures.

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Food History

December 12th be Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Known for his melodious crooning, charming acting roles and sparkling blue eyes, Sinatra also developed a bit of a reputation for his love of Italian-American food at Patsy’s Restaurant in New York City.

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Thanksgiving

Lobster for Thanksgiving sounds outlandish, but it might be just as historically appropriate as turkey.

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Meanwhile in Sports

Some of us at Food & Wine aren’t the biggest sports fans (though we all get excited for a really great game day spread). But there is one sports tradition that we can get behind: politicians betting on big games with food.

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Daily Word Wizard

In this series, we reveal the secrets, histories and quirky bits of trivia behind your favorite foods.

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Daily Word Wizard

"Quiet in the peanut gallery!" It's an expression we remember hearing as kids giggling too loudly in the backseat or whispering during a lecture in school. But what is a peanut gallery, really?

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Daily Word Wizard

When you think of Ellis Island in its heyday, you probably don't picture Jell-O. But, as anachronistic as it may seem, the jiggly treat was a common sight at the country's immigration hub.

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Daily Word Wizard

Ever stop to wonder why pink lemonade exists, when lemons are definitely never pink? The drink may have originally gotten its pinkish hue from an entirely inedible source.

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Daily Word Wizard

Do not try this at home: In a literal instance of trial by fire, British soldiers used to mix rum with gunpowder and set it on fire in order to determine its alcohol content.

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Word Wizard

If you ever find yourself in 19th century Mexico, be careful when you ask for a taco.

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