Monday, April 27, 2020

Stay-at-home online learning - reading & videos

Many food history virtual lectures, learning sessions, historic cooking demos, exhibits and books are being offered free for the quarantine.  THREE symposiums will be online.  Most, including the Oxford Symposium Proceedings and videos of Culinary Historians of Southern California speakers, will continue to be freely available. I am adding other links as I find them, and if you know of any, please send contact form, on right.  ENJOY!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Doctors' house calls and medicine

Doctors attended to the sick in their homes, but according to Rosalie Calvert of Maryland, "he makes us prepare all the remedies."  Many cookbooks during this period included "simple remedies."

Monday, April 6, 2020

White Rabbit Egg Dye for Easter Eggs

Since 1888, White Rabbit has been competing with Paas (founded 1880) packaged egg dyes.  The White Rabbit advertising included colorful graphics and lovely paper dye sheets. These 1899 ads are more colorful than Paas Egg Dye Co's advertising. Their web site is just as colorful and creative.