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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…
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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.
Get the rich history behind a dish many love to hate.
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.