Monday, August 25, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
They came, they ate, they burned the house down - the British burning the White House in 1814
On August 24, 1814, food was prepared for a 3:00 dinner for forty. There were cut glass decanters of ale, cider and wine placed in coolers, plate warmers by the fire and a variety of meats on the spits. The British troops sat down to a fine repast... then immediately set fire to the President's House. A nice thank you for the meal.
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Labels: African American, Culinary History, Food History, Military, White House
Monday, August 11, 2014
Civil War salt works - 500 bushels a day - destroyed
Salt was important to preserve meat (like salt pork) in order to feed the soldiers. Thus, the Union navy conducted raids on Confederate salt-works, as illustrated and described in Harper's Weekly, Nov. 15, 1862.
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Labels: Civil War, Culinary History, Food History, Military
Monday, August 4, 2014
Food History Symposiums, Exhibits 2014 part 3
8 activities in Washington, D.C., Williamsburg VA, MS, NJ, Russia and Italy...
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Labels: Culinary History, Food History, Symposiums
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