Hungry History

Category: Baking

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Pandowdy, Buckles, Slumps and Grunts: America’s Forgotten Apple Desserts

While the names of these dishes aren’t as familiar to us these days, at one time they were the most popular desserts in America.

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From New York to Montreal: What’s in a Bagel?

Find out just how these two delicious (and different) schools of bagel making came to be.

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Edward Kidder’s Pies: The First Cooking School

Cooking knowledge has been passed down since the first human thought to grill meat over a fire, but formal culinary schools are a much more recent invention.

Scones

Queen Victoria’s Scones

What would Queen Victoria have served and enjoyed during afternoon tea?

Sourdough

Sourdough, From Start to Finish (Video)

Host Ian Knauer bakes a crusty loaf of sourdough, thought to be the oldest kind of bread in existence.

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A Brief History of Bread

Bread, in all its various forms, is the most widely consumed food in the world.

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Classic Chocolate Brownies (Video)

Host Ian Knauer explores the ancient history of chocolate and prepares a batch of mouthwatering brownies.