Edible Plants from the Americas
Europe’s eating habits would be very different had explorer Christopher Columbus not set out to find a faster route from Spain to south-east Asia. This exhibition explores how the newly discovered edible plants had a major impact on global culture, economics and politics.
Where would we be without Italian tomatoes, Irish potatoes and Belgian chocolate? The reality is that these and many other plants familiar to us today are not indigenous to Europe.
Early adopter Christopher Columbus apparently translated the papaya’s Carib name ‘ababi’ as ‘fruit of the angels’.
Annonas, custard apples and soursops are small tropical trees or shrubs from the Annonaceae family. The genus Annona includes approximately 200 recognised species.
The potato originated in the Andes, where the indigenous population domesticated a variety of native wild species.
Corn is an annual grass of the genus Zea which includes seven species native to Mexico and Central America.
Exploring the history of vermouth, an aperitivo drink produced in Turin
Take a culinary tour to discover seven foods named after European places
Extending 36 kilometres along the Danube, the Wachau is a landscape of stunning scenery
A short history of working as a waiter in restaurants
Behind pizza's simplicity lies a much more complex history – this is the tale of the Margherita’s migration.
This blog, illustrated with newly digitised material from Dublin City Library and Archive, tells the history of the Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, home of the cream cracker.
Here's a sweet treat: this gallery presents chocolate advertising from across Europe.
As a child growing up in Senegal, Maggi cubes and Maggi sauce were a big and important ingredient in many Senegalese dishes, if not all of them.
With today’s craft beer movement, the origins of beer culture come more and more to the fore.
How do you take your tea? Served in an elegant parlour, from a flask or during a Japanese ceremony?
From the earliest archaeological finds to more recent technology, how we prepare our food.
Meet the women who taught Europe to cook.
Ice cream, eis, gelato... eating and enjoying ice-cream is a quintessential summertime activity
Learning scenarios about food