This Day in History
On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…
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Baseball is wildly popular in Japan, and though the game is almost the same, the stadium food is very, very different.
When you think of military food, the word “delicious” doesn’t often come to mind. We’re’re taking a look back at the food that fed hungry troops, both the blue and the grey, during the American Civil War.
Fifty years ago this month, John F. Kennedy made either the most important speech of the Cold War era or the most well known pastry-related blunder of all time.
They may not really be 1,000 years old, but century eggs have a long history.
Explore the strong influence of Indian cuisine on the English food scene, and try out a recipe for mulligatawny soup.
From maggot-infested cheese to the exotic puffer fish, adventurous eaters have their pick of risky delicacies.
Get the rich history behind a dish many love to hate.
How did lamb, eggs and chocolate become part of the Easter tradition?
The plain Passover flatbread known as matzo shows its sweeter side.
Corned beef and cabbage may be the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, but that doesn’t mean it’s traditionally Irish.
From their humble beginnings as cooking utensils to paper-wrapped bamboo sets at the sushi counter, there’s more to chopsticks than meets the eye.
Where does the tradition of presenting loved ones with Valentine’s Day chocolates come from?