How did vanilla become the default flavor of ice cream? And what's the ideal temperature of pie when served a la mode? We investigate, with Bon Appetit’s Adam Rapoport, Weird Al, and my Aunt Meryl.
In this week's episode of Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host L.V. Anderson talk to a self-described "apple nerd," look at ways to get local apples, cook and eat an apple crisp, and play Apple Variety or New England Town.
We have a notable fondness for putting foods inside of other foods. See our egg sandwich and our grilled cheesevideos for some of the best known examples. Eater Matt in Illinois has done some groundbreaking work in this field. He combined cookies, cake and pie in one massive creation, cleverly hiding its structure under icing. He calls it Piecooken, and its