History Stories
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

The History of Christmas Pudding
December 19, 2014

Christmas Pudding (also known as plum pudding or figgy pudding) is a dish as famous as it is misunderstood. Read More

The Medieval History of the Christmas Cookie
December 18, 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when cooks around the country take to their kitchens to bake cookies galore. Read More

Edward Kidder’s Pies: The First Cooking School
November 1, 2013

Cooking knowledge has been passed down since the first human thought to grill meat over a fire, but formal culinary schools are a much more recent invention. Read More

Queen Victoria’s Scones
January 31, 2013

What would Queen Victoria have served and enjoyed during afternoon tea? Read More

Classic Chocolate Brownies (Video)
September 20, 2012

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