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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

Making Cheese In The Land Of The Bible: Add Myrrh And A Leap Of Faith

Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders' ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.

At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
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D.C. Museum Remembers The Women Who Fought For Equality A Century Ago

The Sewall-Belmont House holds the single-largest collection of memorabilia related to suffrage and women's rights in the U.S.


Board Games That Bored Gamers

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.

How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.
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A Maryland Town Of 14 People Manages To Keep On Keepin' On

Port Tobacco was once the second-largest city in Maryland, but two centuries later, it is the state's smallest. What does that mean for the town's handful of residents? Hans Anderson takes a look.


Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

From A Congresswoman To A 'Queen,' Girl's Dress-Up Photo Series Rolls On

Photos of 5-year-old Lily Bushelle dressed up as heroines of African-American history have gone viral. Her family is finding new icons to continue their series.