Food & Lifestyle Archives - Modern Farmer
Juneteenth Might Be the Most American Holiday of All

A new cookbook celebrates the rich food traditions associated with the holiday that commemorates the... (more)

Debra Freeman
June 17, 2022
Tracing the Link Between Slavery and Peanut Farming

A new book delves into the history of a crop that affected indentured and enslaved... (more)

Debra Freeman
April 19, 2022
Honoring the Ukrainian Roots of American Wheat

‘If you’ve ever eaten a slice of bread, you can thank Ukraine.’

Amy Halloran
March 11, 2022
Why Do We Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s?

Tracing the tradition back to its southern roots.

Debra Freeman
December 27, 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
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