This Day in History
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In the…
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Category: Thomas Jefferson
Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, appropriator of the Louisiana Purchase, gastronome…?
Who brought ice cream to America? Find out as host Ian Knauer hand-churns a bucket of ice cream based on a beloved president’s recipe.
HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.
Host Ian Knauer whips up a homemade pasta dish once served by Thomas Jefferson at the White House.
Meet the cooks who prepared meals for the early U.S. presidents, often working under conditions that were anything but glamorous.