Alaska, a state for 60 years (Jan. 3) - only 60?! - was bought from Russia in 1867. Soyer's may have been the first recipe in English, Delmonico's in NYC the first to use "Alaska" as it's name, "Alaska Bake" appeared in a Phila. cookbook in 1886, "Baked Alaska" 1896 and Thomas Jefferson...
Monday, December 31, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
Printed in 1830, the image shows a well fed farmer, whose wife is slicing the plum pudding for dessert. The children sit at a stool, while one is standing on a bellows with the dog waiting for a slice. The hearth mantle is decorated with greens.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Holly and other greens not only festooned homes, taverns, churches and "Christmas sports," they also decorated plum puddings, boar's heads and other food items. Hundreds of men gathered the greens - "a-Christmasing" - often trespassing.