History Stories
What Caused the Aztec Empire to Fall? Scientists Uncover New Clues
January 16, 2018

The mysterious epidemic that devastated Aztecs may have been food poisoning. Read More

The Curious History of Leftovers
November 21, 2017

People were once ridiculed for eating leftovers. Read More

North Korea’s Devastating Famine
November 15, 2017

“The Arduous March” wiped out hundreds of thousands—perhaps millions—of North Koreans. Read More

Neolithic Feasts at Stonehenge Were Not Vegan-Friendly
October 17, 2017

The fatty menu kept their bellies full. Read More

Want To Eat Like A Colonist? Ask This Virginia Chef
September 14, 2017

Meet the man who recreates colonial recipes. Read More

Rotten Meat and Stewed Prunes? Welcome to America
September 13, 2017

When the government investigated Ellis Island, they found month-old pies made of apple cores, barrels of tainted lamb and beef, and rotten fish. Read More

Century-Old Fruit Cake Found in Antarctica is ‘Almost Edible’
August 11, 2017

It was likely left by explorers racing to reach the South Pole. Read More

How Citrus Fruits Became an Ancient Status Symbol
July 31, 2017

Lemons were a sign of privilege and wealth in ancient Rome. Read More

The First CARE Package
May 11, 2016

Now a part of the popular lexicon, the “CARE Package” is actually a registered trademark dating back 70 years to American humanitarian aid sent to war-torn Europe. Read More

The Allies’ Mission of Mercy, 70 Years Ago
May 4, 2015

Seventy years ago, Allied aircraft embarked on a risky mission to drop food, not bombs, onto Nazi-occupied portions of the Netherlands. Read More