Hungry History

Category: Middle Ages


The Surprisingly Sufficient Viking Diet

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


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.


A Brief History of Thyme

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

Knife and Fork

Of Knives and Forks

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