History Stories
AUTHOR: History.com Staff
Perilous Produce
July 12, 2013

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

Pizzas Past and Present (Video)
March 22, 2013

Host Ian Knauer serves up pizza history, from ancient flatbreads to today’s pies. Read More

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

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

A Taste of the South: Classic Fried Chicken (Video)
January 25, 2013

Host Ian Knauer tackles the epitome of Southern comfort food: golden, crisp, juicy fried chicken. Read More

Sourdough, From Start to Finish (Video)
January 4, 2013

Host Ian Knauer bakes a crusty loaf of sourdough, thought to be the oldest kind of bread in existence. Read More

Pasta Fit for a Founding Father (Video)
November 9, 2012

Host Ian Knauer whips up a homemade pasta dish once served by Thomas Jefferson at the White House. Read More

Hole in One: Old-Fashioned Cake Dougnuts (Video)
October 19, 2012

Host Ian Knauer takes us through the history of doughnuts, which were first introduced to America by Dutch settlers. Read More

As American as Apple Pie (Video)
October 5, 2012

Host Ian Knauer explains how apple pie became an iconic American dessert as he bakes one of his own. Read More

Classic Chocolate Brownies (Video)
September 20, 2012

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Two Paths to Lobster Roll Perfection (Video)
August 31, 2012

Host Ian Knauer explores the history of lobster and whips up two takes on the traditional lobster roll. Read More