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The Lavish Roman Banquet: A Calculated Display Of Debauchery And Power

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A new book profiles 10 prominent emperors who helped shape the destiny of Rome. Part of their legacy includes wild stories of hedonistic banquets, when luxury ruled even as plebeians went hungry.

A Meal's Magical Beginning Inspires Cookbook Full Of Antipasti

NPR

Saveur magazine Editor-in-Chief Stacy Adimando considers the start of a meal as "the best moment," and her cookbook, Piatti, celebrates Italian antipasti with plates that are rustic and seasonal.

The Four Top: Maggie Hoffman | Lee Hedgmon | Cheryl Wakerhauser

OPB

What is a "batch cocktail"? Do you have the hustle to own an award-winning drinks business? And what does it take for women to make it in the male-dominated beverage industry? Listen to Episode 60 from May 6, 2019.

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Celebrities Need Comfort Food Too: A Hollywood Hangout Turns 100

Musso & Frank Grill opened before there was a Hollywood sign. Since 1919, stars, studio heads and writers have settled into the restaurant's red leather banquettes to negotiate, gossip, eat and drink.

Food

Saving The Story Of Grits, A Dish Born Of Poverty Now On Fine-Dining Menus

Interest in grits is rising because of heirloom corn varieties and the backing of master chefs. But the Southern staple has deep roots that wind through economics, race, politics — and nostalgia.

Arts | Food | Books

Chef's Memoir Tackles What It's Like To Be Young, Gifted And Black In Fine Dining

Kwame Onwuachi's new memoir, Notes From A Young Black Chef, isn't just about his rise from poverty to celebrated restaurateur. It's also a meditation on being a black man in a rarefied world.

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The Four Top: Claudia Lucero | Juno DeMelo | Kyra Bussanich

Is the idea of "artisan dairy-free cheese" an oxymoron? Which—if any—sugar alternative is best? And how do food pros with medical conditions make restrictive diets work?

Food

Wherefore Art Thou, Gnocchi-o? Fair Verona Has Another Enduring Love Story

Though the potato dumplings are found all over Italy, it's only in Verona that the dish inspired a pre-Lent holiday, complete with a parade, costumes and an elected Santa-esque figure, Papà del Gnoco.

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'The Four Top': Drew Prindle | Liz Crain | Michael Zusman

How does music influence the food experience, from grocery shopping to dining out? Have you noticed CBD popping up on restaurant menus? And immersive high-tech dining is here. Are you ready?

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Boris Fishman's 'Savage Feast' Is Part Memoir, Part Cookbook

Fishman's family came to the United States from Belarus in 1988; he writes that the hunger, terror and loss of World War II still shapes their attitudes towards food even after seven decades.

Arts | Food

Colonial Williamsburg Serves Up The Past So You Can Try A Taste Of History

The living-history museum in Virginia re-creates 18th-century recipes in its restaurants using ingredients grown in the traditional way onsite. But some modern palates aren't too keen on the taste.

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'The Four Top': Ben Jacobsen | Kristofor Lofgren

What in the world is seacuterie? How is salt harvested? And what when you're noshing on salty, sea-harvested foods, what's the best way to slake your thirst? Listen to Episode 57 from Feb. 4, 2019.

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