History Stories
The Natural High of Intoxicating Foods
July 25, 2014

This week, we’re looking at some very different foods that share a common, but unusual, trait. Read More

Cinnamon’s Spicy History
October 4, 2013

Cinnamon has been in use by humans for thousands of years—possibly as early as 2,000 B.C. Read More

A Brief History of Thyme
May 10, 2013

As an antidote, a symbol of bravery and a kitchen staple, thyme has a long and storied past. Read More

A Spot of Curry: Anglo-Indian Cuisine
April 26, 2013

Explore the strong influence of Indian cuisine on the English food scene, and try out a recipe for mulligatawny soup. Read More

Off the Spice Rack: The Story of Pepper
January 17, 2013

Once a highly valuable spice, pepper has influenced regional cuisine the world over. Read More

Off the Spice Rack: The Story of Salt
January 10, 2013

Not just tasty but essential for life, salt has a long and tumultuous history all its own. Read More

Spices of Life in Ancient Egypt
November 12, 2012

Explore the ancient Egyptian diet and try out a traditional spice blend at home. Read More