Monday, August 27, 2012

Food History Exhibits 2012 part 2

8 exhibits related to food and drink history in museums in the US....

Monday, August 20, 2012

Peach Picking, Peach Houses, Peach Pickles

Peach picking in Delaware, 1878 and Georgia, 1887 with details of baskets, staff, ladders, wagons and a sorting table; pictures of Peach Houses, how to dry the peaches in Peach Kilns and ovens, and a recipe for Peach Pickles, 1774.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob.... as street food.... in 1808...     The girl is selling corn on the cob that was boiled in the husks and served with salt on the streets of New York City.  Adding a bit of butter with the salt is not new...   

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chamber Horse

An exercise chair with inner springs (illustrations below) from early 18th century was used by diverse people from the author of the novel Pamela, John Wesley, the children of King George III and prisoners to James Bond...