Category: History

Fast food, History, Video

The History Of The McRib

Ever since its debut on McDonald’s menus in 1981, the McRib has been a popular Golden Arches staple. Throughout its sticky existence, the McRib has garnered adoration from fans so strong that they’ll drive hundreds of miles for their favorite sandwich. The “McFib” has also earned its share of revulsion, confusion, and most of all, […]

History, Video

History’s Most Bizarre Food Disasters Explained

Let’s talk about some often-overlooked historical tidbits that remind us food can be large-scale terrifying, can wreak havoc on entire cities, and can claim lives on a massive scale. These are some of the world’s strangest food-related disasters – and some are more recent than you might expect. The idea of a tank of molasses […]

History, Taste Test, Video

1906 US Army Emergency Ration Preserved Survival Food Testing 24 Hour MRE Review

A truly astounding food discovery, this incredibly well preserved vacuum sealed can of pemmican and chocolate stood the test of time. The first true long-term storage survival ration, it was ahead of the rest of the world’s packaged military food technology. Back then, (and for many years after) it was the most advanced packaged/processed food […]

Cake, History, Video

Pound Cake From The 1700’s

I read somewhere recently that recipes for pound cake appeared in cookbooks dating all the way back to the 1700’s, which made me wonder, how in the world did they ever make a decent one, without the benefit of electric mixers? Turns out they didn’t. There is no fully formatted, printable, written recipe being published […]

History, Soup, Video

Food History: Ramen

The history of ramen features cameos from The Yakuza crime syndicate, the U.S. Army, and a businessman who turned a simple idea into a worldwide convenience food. Ramen is so much more than a cheap and filling meal. In this episode of Food History, we break down ramen as a cultural and historic artifact whose […]

History, Mexican, Video

The Food History Of Nachos

Nachos are a deliciously cheesy contradiction. Recipes for nachos run the gamut, from the simple to the preposterous. They were invented in Mexico, by a Mexican, but they’re not exactly Mexican food. Some of the food science that makes them possible has been around for thousands of years, but one of the most ubiquitous nacho […]


A Taste Of History

At age 19, the Marquis d’ LaFayette arrived in the Colonies on board the frigate, L’Hermione. He was to change the course of America’s war for Freedom. Chef Staib travels back to the port of La Rochefort, France for the final phase of reconstruction and to discover what drove LaFayette to become Washington’s Major General. […]