Ever wonder what foods the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip…and why?� Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Most foods we eat are not invented; they evolve, in the farmers fields and the chemists laboratories. In fact, 75% of the food on grocery store shelves today was not even invented 25 years ago.