Tom Nealon’s series debunks food-history myths… and invents new ones, too.
By: Tom Nealon
STUFF AND NONSENSE: A retrospective.
Wrong but appealing ideas don’t ever die.
Medieval and early modern everything-is-cake memes.
This is a really weird time in restaurant history.
Culinary and scientific pursuits have a long relationship.
Today’s snake-oil ideas are so obviously, palpably, bad.
Unnatural selection in the Anthropocene.
Soup’s last-ditch effort to conquer the upstart sandwich.
Heinz’s squeezable bottle was the beginning of the end for ketchup.
How can we pack every condiment for the apocalypse?
From JERRYCUMMUMBLE to ZANY
What are the true origins of Brunswick stew?
From ADAM’S ALE to HUCKLE MY BUFF
Did the CIA create the Manwich — and why?
Did eating diseased rye lead to mass hysteria, in the Middle Ages?