Food & Lifestyle Archives - Modern Farmer
Why Do We Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s?

Tracing the tradition back to its southern roots.

Debra Freeman
December 27, 2021
Creating a New Route for a Traditional Basque Spice

When she couldn’t find a local source for Piment d'Espelette, chef-turned-farmer Krissy Scommegna set out... (more)

Sophia F. Gottfried
December 26, 2021
When the World Slowed Down, I Made Sloe Gin

Grown throughout the English countryside, the tart berries can be used to make a festive... (more)

Yolanda Evans
December 24, 2021
Will the New GMO Label Make a Difference?

Probably not, according to a new study that looks at how GMO and non-GMO labeling... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
December 21, 2021
The History of the Maligned and Misunderstood Fruitcake

The polarizing dessert that people love to hate became a holiday mainstay thanks, in part,... (more)

Jeffrey Miller
December 19, 2021
Putting the Egg Back in Eggnog

Store-bought versions hardly resemble the drink’s rich, boozy origins.

Fran Hopper
December 17, 2021
The Medieval Origins of Thanksgiving Dinner

Delving into the traditions behind the big feast.

Ken Albala
November 25, 2021
Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Tails?

One part of the bird never makes it to the Thanksgiving table, but it's a... (more)

Michael Carolan
November 21, 2021
The Migratory Locust: It’s What’s for Dinner

The European Union has started to approve insects as food.

Dan Nosowitz
November 17, 2021