In his book The Potlikker Papers, John T. Edge tells modern Southern history through food, which means digging into issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity.
No confection symbolizes the holidays quite like gingerbread, from edible houses to candy-studded gingerbread men to spiced loaves of cake-like bread.
Winter-worn American colonists nibbled on clary sage leaves to mark the arrival of spring. Check out pics from Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Last year's preserves, fire-roasted chicken and coconut cake topped picnic menus at early U.S. Memorial Day celebrations.
Ahead of Cinco de Mayo, we learn about the history of corn tortillas and we learn how to make them. Jana Wilson attends poultry shows. Asian carp for dinner?