French fries have gifted us with a whole class of fried potato dishes, from fast food to the freezer aisle. But before processed potatoes became a standard side in many cuisines, some people didn’t even consider them edible.
The history of doughnuts is difficult to trace. Did doughnut history begin the first time a sweet dough was fried in oil? Does it start when the first hole was punched into a yeasted dough before frying? And what do oil balls have to do with it?
In the latest episode of Food History, we explore the complicated and controversial history of molecular gastronomy.
The latest episode of Food History traces the rise and fall of the McDonald's Happy Meal.
The story of this quintessential American food begins with the invention of sausages thousands of years ago. Where it goes from there is more complicated.