History Stories
Don’t Forget Santa’s Cookies and Milk: The History of a Popular Christmas Tradition
December 8, 2015

For decades, American children have been leaving out cookies and milk for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. But how did this holiday food tradition get started? Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About the Real Colonel Sanders
September 9, 2015

Check out surprising facts about the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder. Read More

The Surprising History of the Real Chef Boy-Ar-Dee
August 27, 2015

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was not only a real person, but a culinary talent who headed the kitchen at a New York icon and catered a presidential wedding. Read More

How Kentucky Became the World’s Bourbon Capital
August 17, 2015

Find out how Kentucky became the center of the world’s production of the distinctive corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey. Read More

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Qatarzimat
June 30, 2015

It’s hard to find a better way to cool off on a sticky summer day than with a glass of ice-cold lemonade—and humans have felt that way for centuries. Read More

The Birth of the Piña Colada
June 16, 2015

Who really created this iconic rum-based cocktail ? Read More

Tracing the History of Tex-Mex
June 16, 2015

Take a look at the history of Tex-Mex, the regional cuisine that food snobs love to hate and millions love to consume. Read More

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

McDonald’s Surprising Start, 75 Years Ago
May 15, 2015

On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the first McDonald’s, look back at the fast-food hamburger chain’s surprising origins as a barbecue joint. Read More

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