Hungry History

Category: China

dumplings

Delightful, Delicious Dumplings

From Italian ravioli, to Polish piroshky, to Chinese pot stickers, the humble dumpling is beloved by eaters around the world.

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Symbolic Foods Of Chinese New Year

This week, we’ll take a look at the symbols behind some delicious Chinese New Year foods.

Thousand-Year Eggs

Unscrambling the Thousand-Year Egg

They may not really be 1,000 years old, but century eggs have a long history.

Chopsticks

A Brief History of Chopsticks

From their humble beginnings as cooking utensils to paper-wrapped bamboo sets at the sushi counter, there’s more to chopsticks than meets the eye.

Salt

Off the Spice Rack: The Story of Salt

Not just tasty but essential for life, salt has a long and tumultuous history all its own.

First Restaurant

Restaurants, B.C.E. (Before the Contemporary Eatery)

What were history’s first restaurants like, and what did these early eateries serve?

Chop Suey

The Chop Suey Story

Legend has it that chop suey was born when forty-niners demanded food from a San Francisco Chinese restaurant.