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NASA created, 1958
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible f…
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Author: Stephanie Butler
These days, most Americans relish the idea of dinner without the hassle of dishes, cooking and clean up. But not that long ago, takeout as we know it was unheard of.
Find out just how these two delicious (and different) schools of bagel making came to be.
Few meals can be as pleasurable. But the stories behind your basic carbonara, puttanesca and bolognese sauces are anything but simple.
What did Allied troops storming the beaches at Normandy carry in their knapsacks for sustenance?
As Cinco de May nears, revisit the delicious history of this refreshing drink.
The story of airplane food in many ways parallels that of commercial aviation itself.
Take a look at the stories behind the bitter herb, the egg and other common Passover foods.
This week, we’re looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.
From Italian ravioli, to Polish piroshky, to Chinese pot stickers, the humble dumpling is beloved by eaters around the world.
Did you know that both graham crackers and corn flakes can trace their roots back to two 19th century health nuts?
This week we’ll investigate the history of this unique meal, from its origins in the United Kingdom to its popularity here in the United States.
How does our modern take on the Paleo diet compare to what our ancestors actually ate?