‘New York Times’ restaurant critic Pete Wells once said the humble bacon, egg, and cheese was “designed to satisfy practical needs rather than voluptuary desires.“ But is that selling the sandwich short?
Despite what people often claim, the Gros Michel isn't to blame.
Wine grapes and table grapes are a huge agricultural asset. It's no wonder that the humble grape is among the world's largest fruit crops.
From Monty Python to Minnesota's SPAM Museum, this little packaged luncheon meat has a big cultural footprint.
The history of diner dining, from their Lunch Wagon ancestors to those “We Are Happy to Serve You” take-out cups—and what the future might hold for these beloved establishments.
Dumplings are a delicious staple that transcends borders, but how did these doughy delights rise to international fame? Join host Justin Dodd as he unpacks regional adaptations, diverse fillings, and the traditional techniques of dumplings.
From what makes red velvet cake red (and velvet, for that matter) to its highly dubious origin story, here’s what you need to know about this delicious dessert.
Pineapples used to be expensive in Europe and colonial America. The South American fruit has been a symbol of wealth, luxury, and hospitality.
The bagel’s success is undeniable, but its path to breakfast dominance wasn’t straightforward.
Which food has done the most to shape human development? Like a lot of interesting questions, it’s kind of impossible to answer.
In this episode of "Food History," host Justin Dodd tells us the story of coffin bread—a dish that is not nearly as morbid as its name suggests.
Collectively, coffee and tea have been credited as catalysts for everything from the Enlightenment to the Opium Wars.
From Lenten fare to street food, pretzels have come a long way.
Hot sauce wasn't always considered a staple of pantries around the world. If you've ever wondered who invented Tabasco sauce, or what Scoville Heat Units really measure, read on.
From their dark roots to their migration to America, gummy bears play a large role in the history of candy.
Tacos de canasta (or “basket tacos”) were not the first tacos ever made, but their origin is inextricably linked with the history of that culinary classic.