This Day in History
On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which…
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Category: Lunch With Libby
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.”
Dr. Libby O’Connell shows how you can recreate George Washington’s favorite breakfast meal.
HISTORY’s chief historian explores the origins of one of the greatest culinary creations of the Gilded Age.
Next time you cook breakfast, whip up a delicious Gold Rush dish with a colorful history.
HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.