History Stories
CATEGORY: Preservation
What It Says on the Tin: A Brief History of Canned Food
August 22, 2014

Since prehistoric times, humans have found ways to make food last longer through a variety of methods ranging from fermentation and pickling to salting, smoking and drying, but a method for preserving food in a nearly-fresh state had remained elusive. Read More

History in a Jar: Pickles (Video)
March 1, 2013

Host Ian Knauer delves into the history and art of pickling. Read More

Ahoy, Pass the Cabbage: Preserved Foods in the Age of Exploration
December 5, 2012

This week, we'll take a look at preserved foods aboard ships, and find out how even a humble cabbage can change the course of human history. Read More