History Stories
AUTHOR: Laura Schumm
A Look at Food Fads in America
September 12, 2014

Food fads have come and gone in many cultures and in various forms for centuries, but America has had a particularly unique affinity for adopting—and dropping—culinary trends with regularity. Read More

Food Fraud: A Brief History of the Adulteration of Food
August 1, 2014

Since prehistoric times humans have altered the state of food to extend its longevity or improve its taste. Read More

Thomas Jefferson: America’s Pioneering Gourmand
July 3, 2014

Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, appropriator of the Louisiana Purchase, gastronome…? Read More

This Candy Can Withstand War and Space
June 2, 2014

Did you know the hugely popular popular candy got its start during World War II? Read More

America’s Patriotic Victory Gardens
May 29, 2014

During both World Wars, America's agricultural production became a powerful military tool. Read More

Food Rationing in Wartime America
May 23, 2014

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Once-Forbidden Foods
May 9, 2014

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

The Ancient History of Deviled Eggs
April 18, 2014

Did you know that the roots of modern-day deviled eggs can be traced back to ancient Rome? Read More

The Ancient Origins of Superfoods
March 13, 2014

The health benefits of fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, broccoli, and kale are well documented, but which foods did our ancient forebears consider to be exceptionally healthy? Read More