Tori Avey

Tori Avey is a food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of She explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in the kitchen today. Tori’s food writing and photography have appeared on the websites of CNN, Bon Appetit, Zabar’s, Williams-Sonoma, Yahoo Shine, LA Weekly and The Huffington Post. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Mint Julep recipe

Why We Drink Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby

The Mint Julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby for almost a century. Nearly 120,000 juleps are sold at Churchill Downs over the two-day race period. Continue


Are There Cancer Fighting Foods?

Food has a huge effect on our overall health, but it can also prevent illness and support healing. Continue

History of Tumeric

What is the History of Turmeric?

Turmeric is a golden colored, strongly flavored spice that has ancient origins and medicinal value. Continue

Food of the California Gold Rush

Food of the California Gold Rush

With fewer women in the population, men cooked for themselves with limited options. Continue

History of Eggnog

What Is the History of Eggnog?

Eggnog is a traditional Christmas beverage, but why do we drink it? Continue

Pumpkin Pie recipe

History of Pumpkins and Recipe Round-Up

Pumpkins are believed to have originated in Central America over 7,500 years ago. Continue

Mark Twain: A Little Bill of Fare

Twain’s A Tramp Abroad lists foods that Twain’s character missed fiercely during his European travels. This section is often referred to as Twain’s Little Bill of Fare. Continue


Discover the History of Beets

Beets are most commonly a dark red color, and often a divisive ingredient amongst vegetable eaters. Continue

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