Images: 100 Years of Pyrex Through 150 Designs

The cookware giant Pyrex was originally developed and introduced by Corning Glass in 1915. To commemorate the 100 year anniversary, the Corning Museum of Glass presents America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex. On view is the first pie plate, military mess ware (which evolved into opal Pyrex after WWII), the famous stackable measuring cups as well as ephemera and advertisements from the company’s marketing campaigns.

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In Search of Roti – A Trip to New York’s Little Guyana

If they offer it at all, most Indian restaurants have banished the thick, doughy flatbread called roti to the nether pages of their menus, in favor of its lighter, more popular cousin, naan. But in Trinidad and Guyana, roti reigns. It’s more than just a starch to soak up your curry – it’s a point of national pride. South Asians brought roti with them to the West Indies when they arrived as indentured servants in the mid 1800s. Since then, the bread has made another migration – from Port-of-Spain and Georgetown, up to West Indian kitchens and restaurants of Queens, New York.

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Dairy, Dictatorship, and a Dual Economy: Ordering Ice Cream in Cuba

I visited Havana in September with my Cuban-American boyfriend to meet some of his family who had remained in the country. While I was there, I eagerly sought out some of the culinary highlights of the city.

Coppelia, named after the Italian ballet, is one of Havana’s oldest and most famous eateries. It’s a state-run ice cream parlor, that as the story goes- was born out of Fidel Castro’s love of dairy.

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