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This week, we’ll take a look at preserved foods aboard ships, and find out how even a humble cabbage can change the course of human history.
What were history’s first restaurants like, and what did these early eateries serve?
You’ve heard all about them, but how much of the vomitorium story is mere myth?
Regional stuffing recipes illustrate the variety of Thanksgiving tables across the United States.
How did people stop eating with their hands and pick up the now-ubiquitous knife and fork?
Legend has it that chop suey was born when forty-niners demanded food from a San Francisco Chinese restaurant.
Find out how food has been keeping the doctor away since the days of our Neolithic ancestors.
Meet the cooks who brought White House cuisine into a new age, including Kennedy’s famed chef René Verdon.
Meet the cooks who prepared meals for the early U.S. presidents, often working under conditions that were anything but glamorous.
Find out about the forgotten treat known as syllabub, and whip up a batch of your own.
Explore the history of turtle soup, and then whip up a (mock) batch of your own.
Explore the history of this beloved condiment and try out your own homemade version.