Have you ever thought of history as something living all around you? If so, then we have books to satisfy your curiosity. “Microhistories,” particularly on the topic of food, should always start with Mark Kurlansky’s works on salt and cod. Then learn about your home room by room through historical anecdotes with Bill Bryson. Raise your glass, through the gastronomical lens for history which explores spirits in the North American colonies, beverages as technology, and a culinary history of the Great Depression. If you have indigestion after all that, we can follow it up with a historic review of how not to cure anything. Lastly, discover the history of color through stories of fashion, art, and war. Enjoy this history-laden list of quotidian life from a new perspective.