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+.
History of School Lunch

The History of School Lunch

School lunch has evolved quite a bit over the last century. Serving a standard lunch to school children started, in both Europe and the United States, with private organizations who were interested in child welfare. Continue

Walt Disney and Lemon Pie

Walt Disney’s Family Recipe for Cold Lemon Pie

Try Walt Disney’s family recipe for cold lemon pie and learn more about Disney’s eating habits from The History Kitchen. Continue

American Cakes History

American Cakes Throughout History

Did you know German chocolate cake…is actually from Massachusetts? Continue

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Gardens

Thomas Jefferson, Asparagus and American Independence

His Virginia plantation at Monticello was a place of horticultural creativity and study. Continue

What Artist Paul Gauguin Ate in Tahiti

Post-Impressionist Artist Paul Gauguin traveled extensively in his beloved Tahiti. Continue

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn: Iconic Actress and Home Cook

Did you know the iconic British actress was actually a fan of homemade Italian cooking? Continue

Mint Juleps

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