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Lunch With Libby: World War I Doughboy Rations and Red Cross Cakes

Find out more about the diet of American troops in Europe and shares a popular recipe for a well-preserved treat that loved ones could send to their boys “over there.”

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Lunch With Libby: A Founding Father’s Favorite Food

Dr. Libby O’Connell shows how you can recreate George Washington’s favorite breakfast meal.


Lunch With Libby: Baked Alaska

HISTORY’s chief historian explores the origins of one of the greatest culinary creations of the Gilded Age.

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Lunch With Libby: Hangtown Fry

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


Lunch With Libby: Peas

HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.