Mouthing Off

By the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine

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Food History

We know them mostly as essential for piña coladas and upside-down cakes, but pineapples have played many other roles in years past. Here, seven ways in which the spiky, tropical fruit was used by pirates, explorers and more.

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Bundts (or, at least, the confections that inspired them) may be generations-old Eastern European cakes, but the signature aluminum pan they’re baked in is a modern innovation.

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Chop suey is a dish you'll see on almost any Chinese takeout menu—but that doesn't mean it comes from China. According to culinary legend, the dish of stir-fried meat, egg and vegetables was invented today, August 29, in 1896 in New York City.

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When was the last time you thanked the Romans for brithday cake?

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