History Stories
CATEGORY: Vegetables
Pickles Throughout History
May 21, 2015

In celebration of International Pickle Week (May 14-25), take a look at some of the most important dates in the history of this savory snack. Read More

Beans and Greens: The History of Vegetarianism
April 4, 2014

This week, we’re looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism. Read More

The Origins of the Mysterious Green Bean Casserole
December 13, 2013

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? Read More

Perilous Produce
July 12, 2013

Find out about fruits and vegetables once considered poisonous, including cucumbers, tomatoes and potatoes. Read More

Rhubarb: A Love Affair
May 17, 2013

Get a taste of the 19th-century rhubarb obsession and whip up a simple rhubarb dessert at home. Read More

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

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

Lunch With Libby: Peas
February 15, 2013

HISTORY’s chief historian fills us in on green peas, which were served by the Romans and beloved by Thomas Jefferson. Read More