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List of Food History Articles

Please remember that food history is a very complex subject.
Seldom is there clear information as to the first person to make a dish. It is good to consider yourself like a detective and do a lot of research and get clues. The main purpose of this project is to wet your appetite for food history and in many cases the serendipity as to how the food we eat came about.

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The History of Focacia

Is Stroganoff Russian or German

Baked Alaska

The History of Bread

How did Waldorf Salad get its name

The Famous "Rock" that
were named after

The Interesting Origin of
The English Muffin

Corned Beef and Cabbage?
(How did the Tradition get started on St. Patrick's Day)

Who Was Brillat Savarin?

Belgium Waffle


When did the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich originate

The History of Beef Wellington

The History of Minestrone Soup

The History of Baklava

The History of Cookies

Dead Ringer Cookies

Apple Strudel

Cobb Salad

Food Name Origins


Origins of famous sayings
this one is really good

The Twinkie

Beef Wellington

The History of Mardi Gras

Is there Buffalo in Buffalo Wings?

The History of Thanksgiving

The History of Sauerkraut

The History of Stollen 

The History of the French Fry

The History of Chocolate

The History of the Pretzel

The History of the Bagel

Some Background on Sourdough.

The Cornish Pasty

The History of Vinegar

The history of Strawberry Shortcake

The History of Vinegar

The History of Asparagus

The history of Pineapple

The History of Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The History of Irish Soda Bread





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