Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Friday, November 10, 2023
A World War II school in the desert in Egypt used ovens out of petrol tins and oil drums. Both images from Library of Congress.
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Friday, September 8, 2023
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Friday, August 4, 2023
Friday, July 14, 2023
Fire was one threat to flour mills, flooding was another. The Sanborn maps of all buildings in a town (earliest 1868) contained information to help insurance agents... and firemen - building material (stone - blue, wood - yellow, brick - red), fire equipment in the complex, what was on each floor, fuel and more. This is an Ellicott City MD mill. Check to see if your local mill, home or other building is on a Sanborn map.
Oliver Evans wrote about six flour mill fire hazards in 1795.
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
Friday, June 2, 2023
Click to enlarge and see how the ingredients are listed.
Several taped talks on Count Rumford
Friday, May 26, 2023
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Saturday, May 13, 2023
More pictures added from various editions, 11 total. Click images to enlarge.
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Instead of sealing a corked bottle with melted resin or wax, the corks with wooden tops were easier to remove and able to reuse.
There is a newly listed talk this Thursday on "Malinda Russell, the author of the First African American Cookbook" 1866. Also, spaces have been added for the Mrs. Raffold (Before Mrs. Beeton) talk on Wednesday.
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Eliza Acton and Elizabeth Raffald are two British cookbook authors featured in talks this month, as are two collections - Longone Culinary Archives at U Michigan and the Jewish Food Society’s online archive.
Raffald's Chocolate Puffs and Acton's Clarified Marrow recipes.