Articles by Amanda Fiegl

Inauguration History

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Presidential Food?

In honor of Inauguration Day, here's a little quiz to see how much you know about presidential food history

Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Paris

Is the Croissant Really French?

A brief history of the croissant – from kipfel to Cronut

Jane McGonigal, 33, creates "alternative reality games," which take place in virtual environments yet encourage players to take real actions.

Jane McGonigal on How Computer Games Make You Smarter

The "alternate reality game" designer looks to develop ways in which people can combine play with problem-solving

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A Fond Farewell from Amanda

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An Ancient Wine from Cyprus

What's the oldest kind of wine still in modern production?

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Inviting Writing: First Taste of Fire

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Holiday Gift Guide: A Food Book for Everyone On Your List

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Inviting Writing: First Tastes

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Five Ways to Eat Leeks

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Inviting Writing: An Italian-American Grandma’s Cooking

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When Zits Meant Food: Learning from Culinary Ephemera

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Holiday Gift Guide: New Children's Books About Food

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Inviting Writing: Grandma’s Kitchen Table

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Science Trivia on Your Thanksgiving Plate

When you need to change the subject at the Thanksgiving dinner table, these tidbits of food science trivia could help...

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Inviting Writing: Family Feasts at a Georgia Granny's House

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Maple Vodka: A Sweeter Spirit

Vermont Spirits, a small St. Johnsbury distillery, makes vodka from the fermented sugars of maple sap instead of potatoes or grain

Add some color to your table with fresh cranberries.

Five Colorful Ways to Eat Fresh Cranberries

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Inviting Writing: Lefse Lessons With Grandma

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Supper Clubs Without Depravity

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Inviting Writing: Simple Pleasures at Nanny and Poppop's

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