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, […]
We made cup noodles at the CUPNOODLES Factory which is the must do activity once you are in Japan
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Drive-thrus were developed in the 1950s to make fast-food even faster. Drive-thrus have been surging in popularity—nearly 40% of consumers reported they’re using the drive-thru more often. To stay competitive, providing solid drive-thru service can be make or break for a restaurant.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Sailor Rations in the 18th Century – Burgoo Regarding the 1 gallon of beer–it’s not like the admiralty wanted to be overly generous with alcohol, but they had no choice because the ethyl alcohol acted like a preservative to extend shelf life and it prevented microbial growth. Any other liquids they tried to bring aboard […]
Cooked this and added some chopped sausages and bacon. It was heaven on earth.
The popularity of spam began in World War II, but its prevalence has persisted to this day despite changing tastes and competitors.
Jan Leeming show us what medieval cooking was really like.
Medieval Misconceptions: FEASTS, DINING, ETIQUETTE And FOOD The misconceptions and lesser known facts of Medieval feasts, dining, cuisine, etiquette and food, filmed at the Abbey Medieval Festival’s grand feast event.
If you’re on the “paleo diet,” you’ve probably been avoiding wheat and potatoes, but a new study published last week indicates that humans have been eating starches for more than 100,000 years!
Don Pablo’s The chain of full-service Mexican restaurants once had 120 locations, but was down to one after a series of bankruptcies. The last standing location in Norwood, Ohio recently shut down. Bonanza Bonanza was founded by Dan Blocker, a star in the TV western with the same name. It was one of the earliest […]