Hungry History

Category: Ancient Rome


Spaghetti and Its Sauces

Few meals can be as pleasurable. But the stories behind your basic carbonara, puttanesca and bolognese sauces are anything but simple.

The Ancient History of Deviled Eggs

Did you know that the roots of modern-day deviled eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome?


Delightful, Delicious Dumplings

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


Lunch With Libby: Peas

HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.


Ahoy, Pass the Cabbage: Preserved Foods in the Age of Exploration

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.

First Restaurant

Restaurants, B.C.E. (Before the Contemporary Eatery)

What were history’s first restaurants like, and what did these early eateries serve?


Vomitoriums: Fact or Fiction?

You’ve heard all about them, but how much of the vomitorium story is mere myth?