The Old Foodie is the quintessential version of that for me.
The Old Foodie is a food history blog written by an Englishwoman living in Australian. Utterly fascinating, it is a charming and delightful and sometimes revolting (how could they eat that?!) romp through our food history.
And, best of all, it sometimes has recipes.
Here is a wonderfully simple, totally enticing vegetarian recipe. So when your mother tells you to eat your spinach, you will now be inclined to say "yes."
Vegetarian food recipe: Bombay Spinach
Boil the spinach in salted water until tender; drain and chop fine. Fry 1 chopped onion in 2 tablespoonfuls of butter; add the chopped spinach, a pinch of pepper and curry-powder. Cover and let simmer five minutes.
If we are bound to repeat history . . .
Then all I can say is yum.