One year ago, on November 21, a blog was born here at Smithsonian.com. A FAT little blog, you might say.
But let's leave the baby metaphor behind, shall we? Because it's going to get kind of weird if we tell you to eat our baby. Think of FAT more as a friendly cafe, or maybe a street cart, serving up heaping helpings of food news, science and culture. (Hey, that's catchy. We should use that as a tagline or something.)
We've prepared a special birthday menu of past posts to peruse. We hope you enjoy the feast, and as always, we welcome your feedback! (Not your food back. That could be gross.)
Bite-Sized Food History
Vintage Violet Cocktails
The First Margarita
Ernest Hemingway's Favorite Cocktails
Quinoa, the mother of grains
Cinnamon on the brain
Should sugar be a controlled substance?
Is eating red meat dangerous to your health?
Is your food safe?
Dieting through the ages
Five Ways to Eat
Seafood and Poultry
A Taste of Geoduck
Cracking Into Crabs
The Best Fish & Chips in Ireland
How The Turkey Got Its Name
The Flap Over Foie Gras
What was manna?
What is American food?
What the heck is breadfruit?
Why does nothing rhyme with orange?
What would you choose for your very last meal?
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocolate
Ice Creams for the Savory-Toothed
Sugar on Snow
Oh, No Dessert For Me, I'm Just Looking