Monday, September 24, 2012

Old Economy Village - Erntefest

Old Economy, founded in 1824, is a marvelous collection of 17 buildings filled with furniture and items made by the Harmonists.  Most of the buildings are brick, but the wooden community kitchen has interesting openings (vents) in the roof.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Plate Warmers

Plates were warmed in the kitchen or in fancy plate warmers suitable for the dining room.   The open side of the plate warmer faced the fire to slightly heat the plates. The plates could be removed in some, through a door on the side opposite the fire. ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cardoons, Sherdoons, and Artichokes - 1759

The following four recipes on Cardoons, Sherdoons and Artichokes are from William Verral's book  A Complete System of Cookery. London: 1759