Hungry History

Category: Gold Rush

sourdough

Sky-High Sourdough: Expensive Vittles in Gold Rush Fields

Why did the discovery of gold in California lead to a dramatic rate of inflation in the cost of food itself?

Hangtown Fry

Lunch With Libby: Hangtown Fry

Next time you cook breakfast, whip up a delicious Gold Rush dish with a colorful history.

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.