History Stories
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

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

Spaghetti and Its Sauces
June 12, 2014

Few meals can be as pleasurable. But the stories behind your basic carbonara, puttanesca and bolognese sauces are anything but simple. 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