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CAUTION: Lemonade Could Be Hazardous to Your Health

Nov. 6, 2003

Do You Remember the Taste of Farm-Fresh Eggs?
Nov. 13, 2003

Pasteurized Egg Sellers Cluck at Column’s Egg-Bashing
Nov. 20, 2003

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Danger of Current Era
Nov. 26, 2003

No, I Don’t Want My Iced Tea Plum Flavored, Thanks
Dec. 4, 2003

Soft Drinks: Some Evoke Nostalgia — 'Pop Drops' Don’t
Dec. 11, 2003

Pistachios: a Good Thing Has Gotten Better
Dec. 18, 2003


and other Ground Meat Dishes

Do You Remember the Days of Juicy Hamburgers?
Dec. 24, 2003

Geneology of American Hamburger: Roots Traced to Russia
Dec. 31, 2003

Who Invented Hamburger Sandwich? And What About the Cheeseburger?
Jan. 8, 2004

Old Menus Tell the History of Hamburgers in L.A.
Jan. 15, 2004

Hamburgers of Early 1900s Were Different From Today's
Jan. 22, 2004

Salt Pork, Ice Water, Cooked Cereal: Ingredients for Hamburgers
Jan. 29, 2004

Steak Tartare, Salisbury Steak: Kin of the Hamburger
Feb. 5, 2004

'Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti': an Oxymoron
Feb. 12, 2004

'Kjøttboller,' 'Keftethes,' 'Cevapcici,' 'Pumpe': All Are Names for Meatballs
Feb. 19, 2004


Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs: a Court Surely Erred in Terming Them 'Lowly'
Feb. 26, 2004

Yearning for the #6 From Hamburger Hamlet
March 4, 2004

I Say It’s a Turkey Dog—and I Say to Hell With It
March 11, 2004

No More Franks on Burger Buns; Beans, Kraut Are Rarities
March 18, 2004

Place: USS Enterprise. Subject: Hot Dogs.
March 25, 2004

Eggs Goldenrod—an Easter Tradition in Our House
April 8, 2004

Dishes Once Common Are Now but Memories
April 15, 2004


Government Calls for Abstinence but Temptation Is Overpowering
April 22, 2004

Oysters: a Dish Fit to Be Served to a President
April 29, 2004

A Mixed Marriage Made in Heaven: Bovine and Mollusk
May 6, 2004

Fried Oysters: a Dish Relished By Lincoln and Twain
May 13, 2004

Oysters Stuffed in Toast: Po’ Boy, Peacemaker, Oyster Loaf
May 20, 2004

Oysters on Toast: a Starter From the 19th Century
May 27, 2004

Oyster Stew: a Hot Milk Dish That Needs Some Perking Up
June 10, 2004

With a Tureen of Oyster Stew, Christmas Eve Feast Begins
June 17, 2004



Worcestershire Sauce, Adding Zip to Dishes Since 1838
June 24, 2004

Ketchup: a Condiment Evolved From Fish-Based Sauce
July 1, 2004


  Tabasco Sauce  

Tabasco: a Hot Sauce With an Uncertain Background
July 8, 2004

Was Col. Maunsel White the True Originator of Tabasco Sauce?
July 15, 2004

Is Tabasco Sauce Patterned After Col. White's 'Tobasco Extract'?
July 22, 2004

More Tabasco Sauce Lore Appears to Be Fiction
July 29, 2004

Fate Leads E.C. Hazard's Descendant on Detour to Avery Island
Aug. 6, 2004

Does Tabasco Sauce Aid Digestion, As Ads of Bygone Days Claimed?
Aug. 12, 2004

For Backaches and Colds, Try Tabasco Sauce
Aug. 19, 2004

Early Court Decisions Deny Exclusive Use of 'Tabasco'
Aug. 26, 2004

Louisiana High Court: McIlhenny Libeled Rival 'Tabasco' Maker
Sept. 2, 2004

U.S. Appeals Court Confers Victory on McIlhennys
Sept. 9, 2004

Facts, as Portrayed by McIlhennys, Accounted for Fifth Circuit Victory
Sept. 16, 2004

McIlhenny Wins Another Bout Over Use of Word 'Tabasco'
Sept. 23, 2004

Rival Louisiana Hot Sauce Makers Engage in Heated Litigation
Sept. 30, 2004

Tomato and Tabasco: a Perfect Pairing
Oct. 7, 2004

McIlhennys Speak With Forked Tongues in Telling of Tabasco Origin
Oct. 14, 2004

Edward A. McIlhenny: Businessman, Naturalist, Author...Fibber
Oct. 21, 2004

McIlhenny Company Turns Up Heat to Meet Competition
Oct. 28, 2004

Soy Sauce, Popcorn, Lollipops — All Bear the Tabasco Label
Nov. 4, 2004

A Few More Words About Tabasco Sauce
Nov. 12, 2004


McIlhenny Company Perpetuates Myth on Its Website

Sept. 21, 2006

Maker of Tabasco Sauce Generates Misconceptions on Its Website

Sept. 28, 2006


McIlhenny Operates Fib-Factory on Louisiana's Avery Island

Oct. 5, 2006

A.1. Sauce Derives Its Name From Utterance of a King
Nov. 18, 2004


Colman’s English Mustard Boasts 190-Year History
Nov. 26, 2004

British Owners of French’s Mustard Wrap Themselves in American Flag
Dec. 2, 2004

Did Hot Dog and French’s Mustard Debut as a Duo in 1904? No.
Dec. 9, 2004

Owners of French’s Mustard Perpetrate Hoax
Dec. 16, 2004

Another Thing French's Wasn’t: First Prepared Mustard
Dec. 23, 2004

Gulden's Is Oldest Nationally Sold Prepared Mustard Not French's
Dec. 30, 2004

Heinz Mustard: a Product With an Uncertain History
Jan. 6, 2005

Two French Guys Made Mustard; Could Either Have Imagined...?
Jan. 13, 2005

Mustard: the Forgotten Product of Del Monte, Libby's & Campbell's
Jan. 20, 2005

Add Liquid to Dry Mustard, and Voila! A New Product for Spice Companies
Jan. 27, 2005

Concern Arises in Late Victorian Era Over Purity of Mustard
Feb. 3, 2005

Concern Over Purity of Mustard Leads to Prosecutions
Feb. 10, 2005

Everthing You Ever Wanted to Know About Mustard Plasters
Feb. 17, 2005

Mustard Poultice: a Gushy Version of the Mustard Plaster
Feb. 24, 2005

Smearing the Mustard on the Skin
March 3, 2005

Does Mustard Aid Digestion, Stimulate Appetite? It 'Doth'
March 10, 2005

Contemporary Researchers Find Mustard Is a 'Miracle Drug'
March 17, 2005

Medical Researchers Say Mustard Might Be a Cancer-Inhibitor
March 24, 2005

French's Mustard Cleans Up Its Act, Revises Web Sites
March 31, 2005




Sold at First Door-to-Door, Jell-O Gained Success
April 7, 2005

Jell-O of the Early 1900s Faces Competition
April 14, 2005

Royal Gelatin Mounts Challenge to Jell-O Brand Gelatin
April 21, 2005

Jell-O Girl, Kewpies, Benny, Cosby — All Promoted Jell-O
April 28, 2005

Jell-O, Jell-O Pudding — These Are ‘Comfort Foods’
May 5, 2005



Condensed Soups Bring Success to Campbell Company
May 12, 2005

And Before Condensed Soups...There Were Uncondensed Ones
May 19, 2005

Glue-Like Substance Was Ancestor of Today’s Instant Soups
May 26, 2005

Dry Soup Mixes Gain Popularity in 1930s
June 2, 2005

Mrs. Dubois, Mme. Deschamps: Soup Inventors?
June 9, 2005

Valley Forge Cook, French Inmates, ’Frisco Italians: Creators of Soups
June 16, 2005

Pssst! Hey, Buddy. Wanna Buy a Can of Campbell's Soup?
June 23, 2005



Chubby Bear Competes With Six Shapely Models
June 30, 2005

Breweries Survive Prohibition by Selling Malt Extract
July 7, 2005

Pabst Loses Words 'Blue Ribbon' to Defunct Illinois Brewery
July 14, 2005

Ben Bernie's Sponsor, Pabst, Obtains Order Blocking 'Olde Maestro' Beer
July 21, 2005

Schlitz, Miller and Others Made Beers They Called 'Budweiser'
July 28, 2005

Anheuser-Busch Brings Suit Against 'DuBois Budweiser'
Aug. 4, 2005

Anheuser-Busch Seeks to Become Sole Maker of 'Budweiser'

 Aug. 11, 2005

How Would You Rule — for or Against Budweiser?
Aug. 18, 2005

More Cases Involving Budweiser: How Would You Rule?
Aug. 25, 2005

Anheuser-Busch Goes to Extremes in Protecting Budweiser Slogan
Sept. 1, 2005

Anheuser-Busch Raises a Fuss Over Satirical T-Shirts
Sept. 8, 2005

Can Animal-Shaped Party Crackers Be Called ‘Party Animals’?
Sept. 15, 2005

Coors Sued for Infringement Based on Bunny Parody

Sept. 22, 2005

Miller Seeks Monopoly on Word 'Lite'
Sept. 29, 2005



Soft Drinks

Prohibition Creates Market for Canada Dry Ginger Ale
Oct. 6, 2005

Wood-Aged Vernor's Ginger Ale Was 'Deliciously Different'
Oct. 13, 2005

Is Vernors Still Aged Four Years In Wood? No Answer.
Oct. 20, 2005

Vernors Is Not, Despite Claim, 'The Original Ginger  Soda'
Oct. 27, 2005

Hires Root Beer Falsely Portrayed As 'America’s Original Root Beer'
Nov. 3, 2005

Does Hires Root Beer Date Back 120 Years?
Nov. 10, 2005

Is Hires the Longest Marketed Soft Drink? Or Moxie? Or...?
Nov. 17, 2005

Belfast Sparkling Cider Might Be America’s Oldest Soft Drink
Nov. 23, 2005


Wire Service Dispels Myth as to Naming of 'Dr Pepper'
Dec. 1, 2005


Dr. Pepper Company Goes Broke in 1920
Dec. 8, 2005


At 10-2 and 4 O’Clock, It Was Dr. Pepper Time
Dec. 15, 2005



Santa Claus Was 'Property' of Coca-Cola
Dec. 22, 2005


Pharmacists Once Touted Soda Pop as Healthful Concoctions

Dec. 29, 2005

Before There Was Coca-Cola, There Were Other 'Cocas'
Jan. 5, 2006

At the Start, the 'Real Thing' in Coca-Cola Was Cocaine
Jan. 12, 2006

Coca-Cola Denounced as Danger Long After It Ceased to Be 'Dope'
Jan. 19, 2006

U.S. Draws Suit Over Taxation of Coca-Cola as Medicine
Jan. 26, 2006

Coca-Cola Company Wins Verdicts Despite Owner's Admissions
Feb. 2, 2006

High Court Rules on Seizure of Coca-Cola as Contraband

Feb. 9, 2006


J.D. Fletcher Does Battle With Coca-Cola Company

Feb. 16, 2006

Maker of 'Koke' Invokes 'Unclean Hands' Defense
Feb. 26, 2006

Coca-Cola Company Attains Two Court Victories in 1921
March 2, 2006

Judge Bars Use of Word 'Cola' in Names of Coca-Cola Rivals
March 9, 2006

Coca-Cola Fails to Persuade Courts to Block 'RC Cola'

March 16, 2006


Coca-Cola's Suit in Early '30s Was Opening Shot in War With Pepsi

March 23, 2006


1938: Pepsi-Cola Gets on the Offensive, Sues Coca-Cola
March 30, 2006


'Rum and Coca Cola' Was Known as 'Cuba Libre'

April 6, 2006


Courts Find 'Rum and Coca-Cola' Was Plagiarized

April 13, 2006


'Pepsi Challenge' Gives Coke Cause for Worry

April 20, 2006


1985: Year of the Key Battles in the 'Cola Wars'

April 27, 2006

Remember 'Delaware Punch'? There's Now a Replica

May 4, 2006


7-Up: Once Marketed as Hang-Over Cure

May 11, 2006


Flavored Colas: Wave of Future--and of the Past

May 18, 2006


Orange Crush--a Soda Pop Developed in Los Angeles

May 25, 2006


Orange Crush Becomes Oft-Cited Example of 'Suggestive Mark'
June 1, 2006


Nesbitt's Orange Soda: Bright Star Went Black, Now Twinkles Dimly

June 8, 2006


U.S. Government Alleged Base for Nesbitt's Orange Adulterated

June 15, 2006


Cadbury Schweppes Reigns Supreme Over Orange Soda Market

June 22, 2006




Baked Beans: Originated by Indians, Not Bostonians

June 29, 2006


Baked Beans: Exalted by New Englanders in 1800s

July 6, 2006


Baked Beans Win Favor With Soldiers in the Civil War

July 13, 2006


History of Van Camp's Beans Is Utterly Mangled
July 20, 2006


ConAgra Doesn't Know Beans About Van Camp's History

July 27, 2006


Did Gilbert Van Camp Sell Beans to Union Army?

Aug. 3, 2006

Canned Baked Beans Become a 'Freak' in Late 1870s

Aug. 10, 2006


Cans of Baked Beans Produced on Mass Scale in 1878

Aug. 17, 2006


U.S. High Court Decides What Beans Are

Aug. 25, 2006


Beans — Bake ’Em, Boil ’Em, Use ’Em in Desserts

Aug. 31, 2006


Bean Soup: Served Here, There, Everywhere, With Variations

Sept. 7, 2006


Was It Van Camp’s Wife Who Added the Tomato to Beans? ...And When Was A-1 Sauce Really Concocted?

Sept. 14, 2006




Peanuts — a Snack Food That Came From Africa

Oct. 12, 2006


Peanuts — Cracked and Munched During Death Scenes and Arias

Oct. 19, 2006


Judges Crack Down on Eating Peanuts in the Courtroom

Oct. 26, 2006


Peanuts Consumed During Sessions of U.S. Congress in 1800s

Nov. 2, 2006


Apparent Upsurge in Allergic Reactions to Peanuts Generates Anxiety

Nov. 9, 2006


Peanut Butter of Late 1890s: Substitute for Dairy Butter?

Nov. 16, 2006

Top Selling Peanut Butter Once Was Beech-Nut

Nov. 30, 2006


Peanut Butter Teams With Jelly...or Jam or Honey

Dec. 7, 2006


Holiday Drinks


Tom and Jerry: a Traditional Winter Holidays Drink

Dec. 14, 2006


Prohibition-Era America Longs for Tom and Jerry at Christmastime

Dec. 21, 2006


Glögg: Warming Wintertime Drink From Scandinavia

Dec. 28, 2006


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