Hungry History

Category: British History

christmas pudding

The History of Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding (also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding) is a dish as famous as it is misunderstood.

Cornish Pasty

Miners’ Delight: The History of the Cornish Pasty

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.

story of the sandwich

The Story of the Sandwich

Would you believe that Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day?


The Goods on Brunch

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.

Shakespeare’s Suppers

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: It’s What’s for (Christmas) Dinner

Mincemeat has a history almost as flavorful as its long list of ingredients.

Anglo-Indian Cuisine

A Spot of Curry: Anglo-Indian Cuisine

Explore the strong influence of Indian cuisine on the English food scene, and try out a recipe for mulligatawny soup.


Ode to a Haggis: The History of Scotland’s National Dish

Get the rich history behind a dish many love to hate.


Queen Victoria’s Scones

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

Food Remedies

More Than Chicken Soup: Food Remedies

Find out how food has been keeping the doctor away since the days of our Neolithic ancestors.