Jolly Old Christmas Redux

A Jolly Olde Christmas Redux

Food history editor Gary Allen looks at the food traditions of the merriest of holidays and finds interesting ties to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Origin of the Fork

Origins of the Common Fork

Chad Ward, an expert in all things cutlery, turns his attention to the history of the world’s most taken-for-granted eating implement.

No Country for New Turkeys

Although food-crazed bloggers and over-ambitious chefs have turned out every conceivable variation of turkey, on Thanksgiving the familiar is what we want. Food history editor Gary Allen explains.

Crazy for Salt Cod

Our food history editor, and sometime science guy, Gary Allen, helps a reader understand how to keep and care for salt cod.