Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Sandwich-carrots! - dainty Sandwich-carrots." The 1796 print by satirist James Gillray portrayed John Montagu, 5th Earl of Sandwich (1744–1814) putting money in the pocket of a street vendor. (British Museum online). Sandwich Carrots did not take their name from the Earl, but from the town. They were called red carrots but actually were "a very deep orange...and the most esteemed." [Hale, 1758] Recipes below are for boiling and for soup.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Described in the novel Lady Baltimore (1906) as "all soft, and it's in layers, and it has nuts," the Lady Baltimore Cake has more to do with Philadelphia than Baltimore or even Charleston (before the book was published). ...
Monday, September 2, 2013
Joseph Bail (French, 1862-1921) painted many views of kitchen helpers and young cooks.
On this Labor Day, I’ve included some of his paintings depicting children working in a kitchen c.1893 ... a few of the scenes are playful, others poignant.