Articles by Abby Callard

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Easter Eggs Dyed the Natural Way

A how-to guide to making Easter egg dyes from the leftovers in your refrigerator

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Newly Obsessed With Israeli Couscous

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The Assault on Salt

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In a Pickle

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Five Ways to Eat Coconut

A tag sealing a bag of hot dog buns displays a best before date of February 29

Decoding Expiration Dates

Robért Fresh Market’s cake came with Mardi Gras beads, and a Mardi Gras plastic cup, but much to our disappointment, the baby was nestled on the outside of the cake, so there was no suspense in consumption process. Still, we had no problem eating the entire cake. The dough was delicate and layered, and the icing not overwhelming. A delicious prospect even without the surprise.

The King of Cakes at Mardi Gras

King cake may have gained fame through American Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, but it got its start in Europe

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Going Red Velvet for Valentine's Day

Sweets are not in short supply around Valentine's Day. But here's an option a little more sophisticated than candy hearts or chocolate kisses

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Agave Nectar in Your Tea?

Dinosaurs near Washington, D.C. (long-necked Astrodon johnstoni) left behind a trove of fossils overseen by Matthew Carrano.

A Dinosaur Graveyard in the Smithsonian's Backyard

At a new dinosaur park in Maryland, children and paleontologists alike have found fossils for a new Smithsonian exhibit

Through May 31, the American Indian Museum explores the lives of people (the Foxx family) who share African-American and Native American ancestry.

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Turmeric as Health Food?

Fresh wasabi root

Can Wasabi Save Lives?

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Sub a Veggie for Spaghetti

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Sushi At Home

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Top 10 Things to Do at the Smithsonian in 2010

Photographer Martin Schoeller's work was recently on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

Martin Schoeller's Signature Style

Known for his photographs of celebrities and politicians, the artist doesn't put his portrait subjects on a pedestal

Artist Yinka Shonibare's Headless Man Trying to Drink sculpture alludes to the growing shortage of potable water worldwide.

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A Decade in Food Trends

Organic becomes a household name, chefs become celebrities and exotic ingredients become ordinary

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Make a New Year's Resolution to Get Cultured

Visit these exhibitions before they close in the new year