Henry VIII's kitchens at Hampton Court Palace
The kitchens of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace are the largest surviving Renaissance kitchens in Europe. Occupying nearly one third of the ground floor o...
12 Of The Oldest Breweries In The World
Take a journey back in time by visiting 12 of the world's oldest breweries and drink beer that people have consumed for hundreds, even thousands of years.
Coffee and human evolution
The earliest record of coffee drinking as we know it comes from Yemen, near the end of the fifteenth century, when the beverage was popular among Sufi mystics. It pleases some historians to imagine th...
Desecrated Vegetables: The Hardships Of Civil War Eating
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 ...
History of pie: How savory meat pies evolved into America’s favorite dessert.
If you’re planning on stuffing your face with pie on Saturday in honor of the geometric ratio whose digits march on to infinity, you’ll probably take two things for granted. The first is that the pie ...
The Ancient History of Chocolate, Gift of the Gods
In today's society, chocolate is a commonly available food product, and comes in many forms, including blocks, paste and powder. Several centuries ago, however, chocolate was considered a luxury
Nigiri to California Rolls: Sushi in America
Although sushi in some form has been part of Japanese culture for well over a thousand years, it didn’t make it to American shores until 1966.
Scientist trying to resurrect King David's wine
If a scientist in Israel is successful, we could someday taste the wine described in the Bible.
Inventing Wine: A New History
Paul Lukacs is a professor of English at Loyola University in Baltimore, but what he really loves is writing about wine. Now, he's combined that passion with his knowledge of history in a new book: "I...
History of Sherry - Tio Pepe/A Glass of Sherry
A preview of Zev Robinson's documentary on Gonzalez Byass, and the history of sherry and Jerez.
Ancient Roman cuisine - Video
A description of Roman banquet practices as an example of sacred space.
Ancient Roman cuisine
Eating like the Ancient Romans.
History of bread - Video 1/6
The History Of Bread In Its Many Different Forms.
History of bread
The history of bread goes back at least 30,000 years. The first bread produced was probably cooked versions of a grain-paste, made from roasted and ground cereal grains and water, and may have been de...
History of bread - Wikipedia
History of seafood
The harvesting and consuming of seafoods are ancient practices that date back to at least the beginning of the Paleolithic period about 40,000 years ago. Isotopic analysis of the skeletal remains of T...
History of seafood - Wikipedia
History of sushi
The history of sushi in Japan began around the 8th century.The original type of sushi was first developed in Southeast Asia as a means of preserving fish in fermented rice.In the Muromachi period, peo...
History of salt
Salt, NaCl, is a chemical compound made of sodium and chloride which has been exceptionally important to humans for thousands of years. Salt's ability to preserve food was a foundation of civilization...
History of salt - Wikipedia
History of saffron
Human cultivation and use of saffron spans more than 3,500 years and spans cultures, continents, and civilizations. Saffron, a spice derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativu...
History of saffron - Wikipedia
History of sugar
The history of sugar has five main phases:Worldwide through the end of the medieval period, sugar was very expensive and was considered a "fine spice", but from about the year 1500, technological impr...
History of chocolate
The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground beans of the Theobroma cacao, can be traced to the Mokaya and other pre-Olmec people, with evidence of cho...
History of chocolate - Wikipedia
History of pizza
The word "pizza" was first documented in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy, and successively in different parts of Central and South Italy.The precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia, a flat bread known to ...
History of pizza - Wikipedia
History of vegetarianism
The history of vegetarianism has its roots in the civilizations of ancient India and ancient Greece. Vegetarianism is the theory and practice of voluntary non-consumption of the flesh of any animal (i...
History of vegetarianism - Wikipedia
History of alcoholic beverages
Purposeful production of alcoholic beverages is common in many cultures and often reflects their cultural and religious peculiarities as much as their geographical and sociological conditions.Discover...
History of alcoholic beverages - Wikipedia
Ancient Greece and wine
The influence of ancient Greece on wine is significant, not only to the Greek wine industry but to the development of almost all European wine regions and to the history of wine itself. The importance...
Ancient Rome and wine
Ancient Rome played a pivotal role in the history of wine. The earliest influences on the viticulture of the Italian peninsula can be traced to ancient Greeks and the Etruscans. The rise of the Roman ...
Ancient Rome and wine - Wikipedia
History of beer
Beer, or more specifically, ale, is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the fifth millennium BC and recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotam...
History of Champagne
The history of Champagne has seen the wine evolve from being a pale, pinkish still wine to the sparkling wine now associated with the region. The Romans were the first to plant vineyards in this area ...
History of Champagne - Wikipedia
History of coffee
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 10th century, with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have bee...
History of coffee - Wikipedia
History of Sherry
The history of Sherry is closely linked with that of Spanish wine production, particularly the political fortunes of the Cádiz region, where it originated with the early Phoenician settlement of the I...
History of Sherry - Wikipedia