Hungry History

Author: Stephanie Butler

Airplane Food, From Sandwiches to Smoked Salmon

The story of airplane food in many ways parallels that of commercial aviation itself.

passover seder

Food for Thought: The Seder Plate

Take a look at the stories behind the bitter herb, the egg and other common Passover foods.


Beans and Greens: The History of Vegetarianism

This week, we’re looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.


Delightful, Delicious Dumplings

From Italian ravioli, to Polish piroshky, to Chinese pot stickers, the humble dumpling is beloved by eaters around the world.

Graham and Kellogg

Graham and Kellogg: The Health-Crazed Men Behind Our Kitchen Favorites

Did you know that both graham crackers and corn flakes can trace their roots back to two 19th century health nuts?


The Goods on Brunch

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.

paleo diet

Going Paleo: What Prehistoric Man Actually Ate

How does our modern take on the Paleo diet compare to what our ancestors actually ate?


The Surprisingly Sufficient Viking Diet

What did these warriors eat to survive in such a forbidding landscape?

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George Washington’s Thursday Suppers

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’re taking a look at how George Washington threw a dinner party.

Symbolic Foods Of Chinese New Year

This week, we’ll take a look at the symbols behind some delicious Chinese New Year foods.

Shakespeare’s Suppers

In between the star-crossed lovers, the mad kings and the bumbling courtiers, Shakespeare mentions food in every one of his plays. So what would Shakespeare himself have eaten?

Grilling Tips from the Ancient Greeks

Love to grill? Well, you’re not the first. In fact, the Greeks beat us all to it by more than 3,000 years.