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+.
Edible Mushrooms

Magical Mushrooms: The Allure of Edible Fungi

The reputation of mushrooms have varied over history before it became a common ingredient. Continue

Edible Aphrodisiacs

Learn Why These 10 Foods Are Edible Aphrodisiacs

Learn about ten foods and their love-inducing properties – obviously chocolate and strawberries are on the list. Continue

Vegetarian Evolution

From Pythagorean to Pescatarian – The Evolution of Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism isn’t a trend. It is part of America’s history, and has changed over time. Continue

Gingerbread Cookies recipe

The History of Gingerbread

Before you build your holiday gingerbread house, find out what’s behind the molasses and brown sugar. Continue

Mary Poppins Zodiac Cake recipe

Who Was P.L. Travers, Author of Mary Poppins?

The History Kitchen dispels myths about the author and get a recipe from her Mary Poppins cookbook. Continue

Thanksgivukkah Recipes

Thanksgivukkah Recipes: Once-In-A-Lifetime Holiday

How do you combine Hanukkah and Thanksgiving when the two overlap? We have a collection of recipe ideas. Continue

Bags of buttery popcorn against a red background. Room for text.

Popcorn: A “Pop” History

Discover the history of popcorn. This movie favorite existed in the American Southwest before it rose in popularity across the country. Continue

Gary Cooper's Buttermilk Griddle Cakes recipe

Gary Cooper’s Buttermilk Griddle Cakes

One of the patriarch’s of the Golden Age of Hollywood, discover Gary Copper’s path to fame as well as his familial tie to a buttermilk griddle cakes recipe. Continue

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