A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PESTO

Fri, 15 Oct '21
Sauce whose name derives from "pound" in Italian
Sun, 12 Sep '21
Pasta topper
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Basil-based sauce
Sat, 27 Mar '21
Topping that becomes the food it's eaten with when its vowels are changed to A's