History Stories
CATEGORY: Food
Neolithic Feasts at Stonehenge Were Not Vegan-Friendly
October 17, 2017

The fatty menu kept their bellies full. Read More

Want To Eat Like A Colonist? Ask This Virginia Chef
September 14, 2017

Meet the man who recreates colonial recipes. Read More

Rotten Meat and Stewed Prunes? Welcome to America
September 13, 2017

When the government investigated Ellis Island, they found month-old pies made of apple cores, barrels of tainted lamb and beef, and rotten fish. Read More

Century-Old Fruit Cake Found in Antarctica is ‘Almost Edible’
August 11, 2017

It was likely left by explorers racing to reach the South Pole. Read More

How Citrus Fruits Became an Ancient Status Symbol
July 31, 2017

Lemons were a sign of privilege and wealth in ancient Rome. Read More

The First CARE Package
May 11, 2016

Now a part of the popular lexicon, the “CARE Package” is actually a registered trademark dating back 70 years to American humanitarian aid sent to war-torn Europe. Read More

The Allies’ Mission of Mercy, 70 Years Ago
May 4, 2015

Seventy years ago, Allied aircraft embarked on a risky mission to drop food, not bombs, onto Nazi-occupied portions of the Netherlands. Read More

The Warship of Peace That Fed Famine-Stricken Ireland
March 16, 2015

On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, revisit America’s first major foreign disaster relief effort when a warship delivered food to Ireland during the potato famine. Read More

After 168 Years, Potato Famine Mystery Solved
May 21, 2013

After nearly two centuries, scientists have identified the plant pathogen that devastated Ireland, killing 1 million people and triggering a mass emigration. Read More

Historic Hot Dog Stand Shuts its Doors for the First Time
December 4, 2012

After Hurricane Sandy battered the historic boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, one of its most iconic businesses was forced to close for the first time in its 96-year-history. Read More