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Join the AFR team: Internships

Are you a punchy writer? A marketing whiz? A master of the Twitterverse? A research geek? Then you’re our kind of people. American Food Roots is looking for a few good interns to help us tell America’s food stories. We have been called “charming and informative” by The Washington Post, and declared a “new website …

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Food Fest: American Food Festivals, Wonderful and Weird

In Strange Food History, we’re hitting the books — to find you the strangest, quirkiest slices of our food heritage. Today: From “burgoo” feasts to Spam Jam, how American food festivals got their start. Plus, the most intriguing events to line up for…

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Will pupusas be the next tacos?

Jose Gabriel Delcid claims he introduced pupusas to Arlington, Va. At the very least, his bustling corner market has – pardon us – cornered the neighborhood market in sales of the Salvadoran staple. When Delcid first came to the United States from El Salvador in 1978, hardly anyone knew what a pupusa was. Today, the …

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The Weekly List: State food trivia

  Lots of people know that Pennsylvania is famous for pretzels and who doesn’t associate New York with bagels? But where did pancake mix come from? What about Moon Pies? And which states might challenge each other to a whoopie pie smackdown? A little culinary excavation reveals state secrets. Arizona The first barrel of tequila …

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