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On this day in 1961, amusement park lovers “head for the thrills” as Six Flags Over Texas, the first park in the Six Flags chain, opens. Located on 212 acres in…
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Author: Stephanie Butler
The arrival of kid’s menus on the restaurant scene represented a new era both in dining, and in American attitudes towards children.
Although sushi in some form has been part of Japanese culture for well over a thousand years, it didn’t make it to American shores until 1966.
During its brief time in service, the transatlantic aircraft carried hundreds of passengers in comfort and style.
Long before Emeril Lagasse and even Julia Child, folks were learning the ins and outs of cuisine from their televisions.
This week we’ll take a look at an American institution that traces it roots back to 19th century New York
Did you know that New York has a state muffin and that Jell-O is the state snack of Utah?
What did astronauts eat on their celestial voyages? From dehydrated spaghetti to bacon cubes, the answers might surprise you.
Why did the discovery of gold in California lead to a dramatic rate of inflation in the cost of food itself?
While the names of these dishes aren’t as familiar to us these days, at one time they were the most popular desserts in America.
This week we’ll take a look at the surprisingly long history of mobile dining.
This week, we’re looking at some very different foods that share a common, but unusual, trait.
Would you believe that Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day?