20 Guests, 19 Pies

What happens when a Thanksgiving tradition gets completely out of hand.

Nov. 12 2015 10:37 AMStop Telling Me to Make My Own LunchEveryone says brown-bagging it is cheaper and healthier. They’re wrong—but it wouldn’t matter if they were right.
Oct. 21 2015 2:51 PMKitchen NightmaresWhy poorly written recipes drive me nuts.
Oct. 9 2015 4:29 PMA Look Inside the Smitten KitchenFood blogger Deb Perelman opens up her cabinets for Slate.
Sept. 24 2015 11:55 AMMore or Less DailyI like looking at my money and other things I learned from identifying every website I visit more than 20 times a month.
Aug. 27 2015 5:37 AMNew York Bagel Places Put Way Too Much Cream Cheese on Their BagelsWhy?
Aug. 17 2015 6:00 AMI Was Gluten-Free Before It Was CoolDiagnosed with celiac disease in the ’90s, I’ve watched “gluten-free” become a cultural craze and then a punch line. It’s been weird.
July 21 2015 5:45 AMEveryone Likes Red and Pink Candies BestSweets manufacturers are finally catching on and selling packages without the lesser colors.
July 14 2015 1:28 PMHow Did Airplane Food Get So Good?We can thank customer feedback and the early-aughts recession.
June 28 2015 7:00 AMEverblasting LifeThe NutriBullet is a great blender. Too bad it has a messiah complex.
May 5 2015 10:00 AMTrendsettersThe strange, creative, and occasionally tacky history of table settings.
April 12 2015 7:05 PMNutritional Science Isn’t Very ScientificThe research behind dietary recommendations is a lot less certain than you think.
March 13 2015 6:29 PMHow Pie Got Its SweetnessThe first pies were weird crow-meat casseroles. How did they evolve into the dessert we know and love today?
March 3 2015 8:45 AMKilling With KindnessCan how-to videos about slaughtering animals ever go viral?
Jan. 29 2015 2:07 PMBeans Do Not Belong in ChiliChili is a local specialty with a specific history. Please find another name for your spiced vegetable stew.
Dec. 23 2014 1:39 PMIs Chinese Takeout Really More Popular on Christmas?A look inside GrubHub’s data.
Nov. 2 2015 12:44 PMWhat We Really Cook for DinnerIt involves tortillas. Trader Joe’s tortillas, specifically.
Oct. 12 2015 9:16 AMWhat Is “Healthy” Candy?And does it taste good?
Oct. 7 2015 5:35 AMTime Is on Your SideKneaded bread vs. no-knead bread is a false dichotomy. You should be making slow bread.
Sept. 10 2015 11:06 AM“I Was Gluten-Free Before It Was Cool”Listen to Laura Bennett read about how she was diagnosed with celiac disease in the ’90s, then watched “gluten-free” become a cultural craze.
Aug. 24 2015 9:33 AMThe Six Rules of Line-Shopping at Trader Joe’sA philosophical and practical guide to reducing your time at the grocery store without infuriating everyone around you.
July 29 2015 5:44 AMIn Defense of Room ServiceHotels are phasing out the iconic amenity. But delivery will never live up to truly great room service.
July 16 2015 5:07 AMThis Is the Perfect TomatoBut supermarkets refuse to sell it.
June 29 2015 9:03 AMNew American Food Is Un-AmericanWe deserve a better, less derivative national cuisine.
May 14 2015 10:46 AMGot Organic?Is a national fund to promote organic produce a good idea? Organic farmers don’t think so.
April 15 2015 1:39 PMWhy Are Fast-Food Restaurants Hiding Their Condiments Behind the Counter?A Slate investigation.
March 16 2015 10:24 AMChocolate Experts Hate Mast BrothersWhy do specialty shops refuse to carry one of the best-known craft chocolate brands in the country?
March 12 2015 5:35 PMTurn It Around, McDonald’sI don’t want to live in a world of “fast casual” and “better burgers.”
Feb. 2 2015 11:44 PMWhat’s Going on With Hellmann’s Mayonnaise?Something is different about Unilever’s signature spread, but it’s not clear what.
Jan. 1 2015 8:07 AMThe Mother of All Egg-and-Cheese SandwichesYour new go-to hangover food.
Dec. 23 2014 12:39 PMHow Did Roasting Vegetables Become a Thing? Boiling used to be the default vegetable cooking method. We attempt to trace the shift from stovetop to oven.