More About Meals that Made History

Did you know Andrew Jackson once threw a dinner party where guests ate nothing but cheese?

That a 17th century pope once spent $25,000 on sugar sculptures?

And just why was Marie Antoinette so hung up about cake?

Here at The Feast, we present delectable stories from the dining tables of history. Every two weeks, we immerse you in the sights, sounds, & tastes of a meal from the past. Make bread with medieval monks; share a martini with Churchill. Find out what wars were won & which kingdoms were lost, all for the sake of a good meal.

Because food is just history on a plate. Dig in.



About Your Host: Laura Carlson

Photo by Owen Cherry 

The Feast is researched, written, produced & hosted by Laura Carlson. She has degrees in history and medieval studies from places like University of Toronto and Oxford University. When she's not building miniature trebuchets, she's out tending hop plants or worrying about her sourdough starter. She also has a serious thing for owls.

On the weekends, you can find her leading food tours through the heart of Toronto with the Foodies on Foot. Bonus content on Canada's nefarious biscuit history & the best Mexican food in town.

You can find her website here & follow her on Instagram & Twitter.









Photo by Owen Cherry 

Photo by Owen Cherry 

Time Travel Technician, Art Direction, & Technical Operations: Mike Portt

You can reach him via Twitter.






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"The pleasure of the table belongs to all ages, to all conditions, to all countries, and to all areas; it mingles with all other pleasures, and remains at last to console us for their departure"
-J.A. Brillat-Savarin