Food History

How Hoecakes Mark the Endurance & Strength of Black Americans

How Hoecakes Mark the Endurance & Strength of Black Americans

"Today’s hoecakes are fried with oil in a skillet; but the dish’s name is a hint at its origin, a reminder of our ancestors’ abilities to make something whole out of the scraps we were given."

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How This Ancient Korean Dessert Is Making a Comeback

Hangwa describes myriad dainty confections often served during Korean ancestral rites or traditional holidays—the treats have a complex history, but many are eager to see a resurgence.

How King Cake Came to Rule Mardi Gras

The colorful history behind this sweet tradition.

Babka's Disputed, Delicious Origin Story

How one Jewish dessert became so popular (& what we lost along the way).

The Funky, Flavorful Side Dishes to Complete Any Korean Meal

The Funky, Flavorful Side Dishes to Complete Any Korean Meal

Italians Avoided Pizza for Centuries—Tourism Changed Everything

Italians Avoided Pizza for Centuries—Tourism Changed Everything

Everyone in Maine Is Obsessed With These Chips

Everyone in Maine Is Obsessed With These Chips

In 'Taste Makers,' Meet the Immigrant Women Who Changed American Food

In 'Taste Makers,' Meet the Immigrant Women Who Changed American ...

The Definitive History of Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Definitive History of Dorie Greenspan’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

The 200-Year-Old History Behind Why We Carve Pumpkins

The 200-Year-Old History Behind Why We Carve Pumpkins

How Pepper Went From “Black Gold” to Everyday Seasoning

How Pepper Went From “Black Gold” to Everyday Seasoning

Why Apple Pie Isn’t So American After All

Why Apple Pie Isn’t So American After All

A Brief History of Canadian Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Canadian Thanksgiving

The Unlikely Resilience of the Calcutta Chop

The Unlikely Resilience of the Calcutta Chop

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