Saturday, January 14, 2023
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Image from Clement Moore's A Visit from Saint Nicholas. 1862
Christmas taped talks: Tudor; Victorian; Wartime - Am Rev, Civil War, WWII; PA German; how slaves were really treated on Christmas; 400 years at sea, many more.
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Many upcoming talks on Christmas (over 30), Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Variety of taped Christmas talks since 2020.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
From 1600-1850, new intoxicants included sugar, coffee, tea, chocolate, opiates and tobacco. A talk on the Intoxicating Spaces: The Impact of New Intoxicants on Urban Spaces in Europe website is on Nv 16.
Image of an "Ottoman coffee house in Istambul" from 1819.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Sunday, October 30, 2022
This week's talks.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
This week's talks including several on Halloween foods.
Sunday, October 9, 2022
October 15 was the traditional start to selling muffins on the streets of London (past post and the small bell HERE). This image and the writer's memories of buying from the muffin-man in the afternoon is from City Cries.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Barbados deforested due to sugar production, Beekeeping in Bhutan, Jacques Pépin (artist, chef), British Saffron and other talks.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
A concise, clever description and the image is from 1900. Recipe from 1829 and other excerpts, below.