Even as the colonists grew to appreciate the flavor of chocolate, they also ate it as a health food.
The annual Heritage Harvest Food Festival is hosted at Thomas Jefferson's slave plantation Monticello. This year, its founders and participants are making a concerted effort to reckon with the site's past.
Donald Trump says removing confederate statues is a slippery slope that could get out of control. Maybe he's right—would that be such a bad thing?
The Founding Fathers may have dreamed up the greatest democracy since Ancient Greece, but they also drank constantly and smelled like trash.
Thomas Jefferson did not invent ice cream, and he wasn't even the first American to bring it stateside. But he did help popularize it, thanks to the culinary efforts of his household staff.
By threatening to boycott actual games, the University of Missouri football team helped oust school president Tim Wolfe. Did America miss the bigger point?
Athletes, college or professional, have power to enact changes. The University of Missouri football players showed that more should use it.
Instagram user The Jefferson Grid captures individual square miles of the US.
Meet Ian Purkayastha, the 21-year-old food dealer who's hustling fresh product through the back doors of fancy restaurants, and our main connect to the food world's most underground items.