Ice Cream and Immigrants
Immigrants sold and shaped this delectable treat, yet even as people screamed for more they complained about the immigrants who sold it.
Dining Out in Medieval London
They loved spicy food and sweet food, sometimes together. Rebecca Slitt gives a cook's tour of the foods enjoyed by both rich and poor in medieval England.
One Last Drink
Join Elmer Davies as he takes a last drink as Prohibition takes hold.
As American as Chop Suey
Just how Chinese is that Chinese American food you grew up eating?
Making Matzo for the Masses
We uncover the connections between Jewish cooking and assimilation in Victorian Britain.
Say the word arsenic and most people think "deadly poison." John Parascandola explains how and why many people willingly ate arsenic.
Prohibition-Era Washington DC
Explore the hidden side of Washington DC with this photo essay on sites associated with Prohibition in the nation's capital.
From Ice House to Refrigerator
Just how did people keep their cool during hot summers in the past? Follow Orville R. Butler on a trip from ice house to refrigerator.
The Story of American Breweries
Discover the history of American breweries and how they managed to stay afloat during the Prohibition Era.
Sweet and Sour: Switchels and Shrubs
At the height of summer, early Americans cooled off by drinking switchel. What was it and did it really work to keep them cool?
Riots and Rye
Michael Lynn explores the role of bread in eighteenth-century French rebellions.
Last Drink, First Call
Travel to discover the site where a fateful call ended a drinking binge.
It's the quintessential American food but who knew it was also a building material? Join us as we look at corn palaces!
Ice Houses and Ice Boxes
Today we think nothing of grabbing a cold drink from our refrigerator or storing food for several weeks. But how was food kept fresh before the age of electricity?