Hungry History

Category: Vegetables

forbidden foods

Once-Forbidden Foods

Why were apples, tomatoes and potatoes once feared—and forbidden?

vegetarianism

Beans and Greens: The History of Vegetarianism

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

iStockphotos.com

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?

Rhubarb

Rhubarb: A Love Affair

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

Corned Beef

Corned Beef and Cabbage: As Irish as Spaghetti and Meatballs

Corned beef and cabbage may be the classic St. Patrick’s Day meal, but that doesn’t mean it’s traditionally Irish.

Peas

Lunch With Libby: Peas

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