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

Last Meal on Titanic
April 14, 2012

What did Titanic's passengers eat hours before their ship met its tragic end? Read More

Popcorn Was Popular in Ancient Peru, Discovery Suggests
January 20, 2012

Nearly seven millennia before movie nights and microwaves, humans snacked on popcorn, according to a new study. Read More

Ancient ‘Fast Food’ Window Discovered
November 4, 2011

Can you imagine life without takeout food? According to new research, neither could the ancients. Read More