This Day in History
On this day in 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London’s…
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Category: Ancient Rome
Few meals can be as pleasurable. But the stories behind your basic carbonara, puttanesca and bolognese sauces are anything but simple.
Did you know that the roots of modern-day deviled eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome?
From Italian ravioli, to Polish piroshky, to Chinese pot stickers, the humble dumpling is beloved by eaters around the world.
HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.
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?