From Lenten fare to street food, pretzels have come a long way.
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.
The link between teachers and apples goes back centuries.
In the latest episode of Food History, host Justin Dodd tells us about the innovations in cookbook publishing instigated by this perhaps-unlikely source.
The California roll is practically synonymous with sushi for some people.
The original recipes for Watergate salad appeared during the Watergate scandal. But who named it?
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?
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.
Open your takeout containers, break apart your disposable chopsticks, and dig into the cuisine of the Chinese diaspora.
Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with a World War I-era recipe for peanut loaf or peanut butter soup.
Phở is a delicious dish, but it also tells us a lot about the history of Vietnam, and about how cultures collide.
Though fruitcake may be the butt of a lot of jokes, there’s a reason it secured its place in our cultural firmament.
From medieval aspics to lime and tuna concoctions, Jell-O salad has a surprisingly long history.
From health trends to the evolution of marketing, we can learn a lot about American culture from the history of breakfast cereal.
Part fusion dish, part government propaganda, pad thai has a complicated background.
Whether you view a piece of candy corn as a nostalgic treat or a cloying nugget of disappointment, you can’t deny its place in the Halloween season. Here's how it got there.
This Japanese yogurt drink became a Twitter sensation after it appeared in a 2018 Netflix teen comedy—learn more about the history of Yakult here.
From ancient Mesopotamia to New York deli counters, pickles have played a vital role in the global culinary scene. But where do pickles come from, and how did the cucumber become the standard-issue pickling vegetable in the States?
In the 50-plus years since they were first introduced, Pocky sticks have taken the world by storm. Learn more about the history of this popular Japanese snack food here.
Residents of Nottingham showed up at the annual Goose Fair expecting fair cheese prices. When that didn't happen, the army had to be called in.
An overview of the popular seasoning made from chiles, lime, and sea salt. Tajín's blend of flavors makes it the perfect condiment for all foods.