Hungry History

Category: Baking


The Pretzel: A Twisted History

In celebration of National Pretzel Day (April 26), explore the history of this popular snack food, from the seventh century to today.


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.

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.

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.


Queen Victoria’s Scones

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


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.


A Brief History of Bread

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


Classic Chocolate Brownies (Video)

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