Hungry History

Category: Middle Ages

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The Surprisingly Sufficient Viking Diet

What did these warriors eat to survive in such a forbidding landscape?

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The Medieval History of the Christmas Cookie

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when cooks around the country take to their kitchens to bake cookies galore.

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A Brief History of Thyme

As an antidote, a symbol of bravery and a kitchen staple, thyme has a long and storied past.

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Of Knives and Forks

How did people stop eating with their hands and pick up the now-ubiquitous knife and fork?