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Bikini introduced, 1946
On July 5, 1946, French designer Louis Reard unveils a daring two-piece swimsuit at the Piscine Molitor, a popular swimming pool in Paris. Parisian showgirl Mic…
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Category: British History
Christmas Pudding (also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding) is a dish as famous as it is misunderstood.
Few meals have roots as deep as the Cornish pasty, which was developed as a lunch for workers in the ancient English tin mining region of Cornwall.
Would you believe that Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day?
This week we’ll investigate the history of this unique meal, from its origins in the United Kingdom to its popularity here in the United States.
In between the star-crossed lovers, the mad kings and the bumbling courtiers, Shakespeare mentions food in every one of his plays. So what would Shakespeare himself have eaten?
Mincemeat has a history almost as flavorful as its long list of ingredients.
Explore the strong influence of Indian cuisine on the English food scene, and try out a recipe for mulligatawny soup.
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What would Queen Victoria have served and enjoyed during afternoon tea?
Find out how food has been keeping the doctor away since the days of our Neolithic ancestors.