Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Early 1900s films, recent tapes and zoom talks show the various processes of ice harvesting on lakes and rivers: horse teams to plow the snow, score then saw the ice, then send the 'cakes' of ice up a conveyor into huge ice houses. It was done by small farmers to large scale operators, such as Bostonian Frederic Tudor the "Ice King" who shipped the New England ice to India.
And Maple Sugaring talks.
Monday, February 15, 2021
And for Washington's Birthday ... when Washington Pies were cakes. Three cakes named after our first president were: a cake with raisins & currants (1830 recipe), Pearl ash with brandy & spices (1837), and a yeast pancake (1842).
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Recipes and Remedies: Manuscript Cookbooks is a new Digital Collections & Exhibits website at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). Manuscript Cookbooks Survey is a great source to find manuscripts in libraries, his. soc. and museums.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
So hearth cooks out there... grab your laptop or smart phone and share the fun you are having at the hearth.
Friday, January 15, 2021
In April and May 1861, Mass and NY regiments were put in the new Senate and House chambers, and in the Rotunda under the unfinished dome.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
Monday, December 28, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Below are a several Medieval and Renaissance virtual talks, many are taped.
But first, a fifteenth century Carol about the boar's head at a Christmas feast.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Uncle Sam is depicted cutting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner with various naturalized citizens following the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868.
Monday, November 16, 2020
King George III toasting muffins, satire by James Gillray in 1791.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Following the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861, four thousand soldiers moved into the newly remodeled Capitol. Men from Mass. quickly built two ovens in the basement to make the bread portion of their rations. Other ovens were built, producing 65,000 loaves a day (24/7) for a year and a half.