Hungry History

Category: Chinese Food

take on takeout

The Take on Takeout

These days, most Americans relish the idea of dinner without the hassle of dishes, cooking and clean up. But not that long ago, takeout as we know it was unheard of.

Thousand-Year Eggs

Unscrambling the Thousand-Year Egg

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


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.


Lunch With Libby: Tofu

HISTORY’s chief historian explores the history of tofu in China and America.

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.