Joined: Jul 1, 2021
Hollie Stephens is an award-winning writer focused primarily on drinks, originally from the UK and currently residing in New Mexico, USA. Her work has appeared in Food52, Ferment, Wine Enthusiast, and other outlets.
In 1858, Londoners were overwhelmed with the stench rising from the River Thames. Joseph Bazalgette built an entire sewer system to get rid of of the smell.
We don't know if oysters are really aphrodisiacs—but we do know that professional oyster shuckers use a knife called the Chesapeake stabber.
The life of Edgar Allan Poe, author of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and other horror stories, was as strange as his fiction.
'My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's,' Oscar Wilde once said. Read on for more about this master wit, poet, and playwright.
England's canal system powered the Industrial Revolution and Victorian prosperity—but it had a dangerous side.
New York's bars have an impressive history of employing creative strategies for getting around limitations—including, in the late 1800s, serving sandwiches of dubious edibility in order to comply with restrictions on liquor service.