Landing of Christopher Columbus in America.

Christopher Columbus – Foods of the New World

When Columbus reached the Americas in 1492, he encountered a native cuisine unfamiliar to Europeans. As two cultures converged, a new food culture developed. Read More

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The History of Sushi

Learn the ancient history of sushi, from the 4th Century to modern sushi bars, on The History Kitchen. Includes 5 sushi recipes to make at home. Read More

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Brave, Curious, Bright & Fearless: A Tribute to Julia Child

Learn about the life of Julia Child, the first food celebrity, and her influence on the American culinary landscape. Read More

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The History of Pasta

Learn the history of pasta, a story over 5,000 years old that starts in China, journeys to Italy, and enters the New World. Read More

The History of Ice Cream

The History of Ice Cream

Learn the history of ice cream, from Biblical times to present day- the evolution from iced drinks to sharabt, kulfi, sorbet, fromage and gelato Read More

History of Barbecue and Grilling

The History of Barbecue and Grilling

Learn about the history of barbecue & grilling, the difference between the two, and the evolution of barbecue through the centuries. Read More

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Fun Food Facts for President’s Day

A list of fun and interesting American historical food facts for President’s Day featuring George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, JFK and more! Read More

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President’s Day Recipes on ABC 7Live

Tori Avey, The Shiksa in the Kitchen, cooks historical recipes for President’s Day on ABC 7Live. Recipes for Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson. Read More

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Benjamin Franklin – A Founding Foodie

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Find out why Benjamin Franklin is both a Founding Father and a Founding Foodie of America. Read More

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Emily Dickinson, A Poet in the Kitchen

Emily Dickinson is best known as one of the greatest poets in American history. But did you know that she loved to cook and bake? Read More

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Happy Birthday Lucille Ball!

Celebrating Lucille Ball and her show I Love Lucy on what would have been her 100th birthday. Find out what Lucy’s favorite food was. Read More

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The History of Pie in America

Read about the history of pie in America. Pie is a national symbol of abundance, and an important (and tasty!) part of our food heritage. Read More


The History of Doughnuts

The history of the doughnut goes back centuries, long before the discovery of the New World. Learn the story behind this popular breakfast treat. Read More