History Stories
The Pretzel: A Twisted History
April 24, 2015

In celebration of National Pretzel Day (April 26), explore the history of this popular snack food, from the seventh century to today. Read More

Jiggle It: The History of Gelatins, Aspics and Jellies
September 5, 2014

Gelatin’s popularity stretches back centuries and spans continents. Read More

A History of Popcorn
December 6, 2013

This week, we’ll take a look at the story behind this popular snack, and discover that there’s more beneath that hard husk than meets the eye. Read More

History in a Basket: It’s Picnic Time!
August 30, 2013

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? Read More