Hungry History

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The Girl Scout Cookie: A Delicious Tradition

Get the story behind the annual event and find out how to make a batch of your own.

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The Origins of the Mysterious Green Bean Casserole

This mixture of canned soup, frozen green beans and fried onions has graced holiday buffets since the 1950s. But who came up with this trinity, and why has it become so famous?

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History in a Basket: It’s Picnic Time!

It’s hard to envision prehistoric man enjoying lunch by the lake as much as we do. So how and when did the picnic become popular?

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The Surprising History of Punch

It’s the chosen summer drink of thousands of thirsty kids every day, and the chosen rum-based tipple of Charles Dickens himself.

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I Am a Jelly Doughnut–Or Am I?

Fifty years ago this month, John F. Kennedy made either the most important speech of the Cold War era or the most well known pastry-related blunder of all time.