This week, we're looking at the ancient origins of vegetarianism.
Cinnamon has been in use by humans for thousands of years—possibly as early as 2,000 B.C.
Put yourself in the shoes of a soldier in Washington's army, preparing to spend a winter in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
Flint corn, or Indian corn, those ears with the multicolored kernels, crops up in all sorts of fall decorations. How is it different from other types of corn, and can you eat it?
Just in time for the change of seasons, here are a few more fun facts about this nutritious and delicious fall staple.
Beer--it's the chosen beverage of English kings, Egyptian stonemasons and Homer Simpson. And it has a long and celebrated history going back to 3400 B.C.
If you're like most Americans, chances are you've been on at least one picnic this summer. And if you haven't, why not? Dining al fresco with friends and family is one of summer's greatest pleasures, although it certainly wasn't always that ...
The hot dog is the quintessential summer food: cheap, tasty, great for grills and forgiving of even the most inexperienced backyard cooks. But who made the first hot dog?
Find out what made Southern women take to the streets during the American Civil War.
In England, it's an ice lolly. To New Zealanders, they're icy poles and the Irish call them freeze pops. Here in the United States, we call them Popsicles® or ice pops and this delicious treat is currently undergoing a much-deserved resurgence ...
Few American foods are as evocative of summer as a plate of good, old-fashioned Southern barbecue. Whether it's Eastern North Carolina chopped pork with vinegar sauce or Memphis-style pork spareribs, hungry diners have been devouring traditional ...
It's the chosen summer drink of thousands of thirsty kids every day, and the chosen rum-based tipple of Charles Dickens himself. You'll find it in tiny boxes, straws included, or in an overflowing bowl heaped with green sherbet at a retro ...
As the summer temperatures rise, so do our cravings for icy treats to beat the heat. Get the low down on snow cones, snowballs and Italian ice.
Baseball is wildly popular in Japan, and though the game is almost the same, the stadium food is very, very different.
Considered poisonous in 17th-century England, cucumbers may be behind the E. coli outbreak currently ravaging Germany and halting vegetable imports across Europe. Read on and check out the slideshow below to find out more about the ongoing crisis and...
When you think of military food, the word "delicious" doesn't often come to mind. We're're taking a look back at the food that fed hungry troops, both the blue and the grey, during the American Civil War.
Historians believe that the pancake, with its common, readily available ingredients and simple cooking methods, was one of man's first foods. To this day, nearly every society in the world serves its variation of the simple flapjack. Even one of ...
Fifty years ago this month, John F. Kennedy made either the most important speech of the Cold War era or the most well known pastry-related blunder of all time.
HISTORY's chief historian explores the origins of one of the greatest culinary creations of the Gilded Age.
Lobster has held a place of honor at countless festive feasts and special occasions for well over a century—but that wasn't always the case.