Tracing the History of Tex-Mex
June 16, 2015

Take a look at the history of Tex-Mex, the regional cuisine that food snobs love to hate and millions love to consume. Read More

What Goes Into a Hot Tamale?
November 14, 2014

More than 9,000 years of social, cultural and religious history combine to wrap up one of Mexico and Central America’s greatest contributions to global cuisine. Read More

What It Says on the Tin: A Brief History of Canned Food
August 22, 2014

Since prehistoric times, humans have found ways to make food last longer through a variety of methods ranging from fermentation and pickling to salting, smoking and drying, but a method for preserving food in a nearly-fresh state had remained elusive. Read More

Once-Forbidden Foods
May 9, 2014

Why were apples, tomatoes and potatoes once feared—and forbidden? Read More

Bottoms Up: The Salty History of the Margarita
May 2, 2014

As Cinco de Mayo nears, revisit the delicious history of this refreshing drink. Read More

Dangerous Foods
April 19, 2013

From maggot-infested cheese to the exotic puffer fish, adventurous eaters have their pick of risky delicacies. Read More

Day of the Dead Sweets and Treats
November 2, 2012

Day of the Dead celebrations often incorporate traditional foods, including skull-shaped candies. Read More