cuisine

10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Food

The famed early-19th-century French food writer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once claimed, “Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are.” Matt Siegel takes these words to heart in his delightful and unusual debut, The Secret History of Food, claiming that “what we eat defines us not just physically but psychologically, socially, …

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Why There’s No Cheese in Chinese Food and Other East Asian Cuisine

Cole Saladino/Thrillist We hate to break this to you, reader, but cheese wontons — though incredibly tasty — are about as far removed from traditional Chinese cuisine as strawberry Pop-Tarts dipped in Mountain Dew. Despite cheese’s presence in nearly every cuisine in the world, East Asian food in general rarely includes cheese. It’s something you …

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