Monday, December 28, 2020
Cookbooks and Manuscripts virtual talks tapes
Upcoming talks at the end.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Hard Sauce and taped Christmas talks
Also, some holiday talks - upcoming and taped.
Friday, December 11, 2020
15th cen. Boar's Head poem, Medieval manuscripts digitalized
A fifteenth century Carol about the boar's head at a Christmas feast.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Turkeys to market
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Salem's "Old Bakery" and bean pots
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Holiday virtual talks 2020
Uncle Sam is depicted cutting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner with various naturalized citizens following the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868.
Monday, November 16, 2020
British foodways virtual talks
King George III toasting muffins, satire by James Gillray in 1791.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Civil War bake ovens in the US Capitol
Following the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861, four thousand soldiers moved into the newly remodeled Capitol. Men from Mass. quickly built two ovens in the basement to make the bread portion of their rations. Other ovens were built, producing 65,000 loaves a day (24/7) for a year and a half.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities, UK - 11 food history talks
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Adobe ovens photos; Bread, flour, oven talks
Location, location, location. The ovens were on the ground... or on a building... or in a building... or on wheels (apologies to Dr. Seuss). Next week will be a talk baking in an adobe horno! Two talks are by bakers who use clay ovens, one portable on wheels. Below the pictures are talks on breads, flour and a very good talk on the history of making salt in Scotland and England.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Day of the Dead - Dia de Muertos
Sugar skulls were sold in market stalls (1908 image). Other items for the family alters include candles, Pan de Muerto (a sweet yeast bread), mole and other foods. Several upcoming virtual events are listed below. Some give history and make one of the items such as a sugar skull artist. Dia de Muertos is Nov 2 with activities beginning on Oct 31.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Acorn Mush cooked in basket
Incredibly, the steam was from a rock heated in a fire, then stirred in the Wiiwish... IN a basket. The pounded acorns and water eventually thickened and the basket was not burned.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Notice to Milkman!
Saturday, October 3, 2020
Do you know the Muffin Man's... little bell? October 15 start of street selling
Monday, September 28, 2020
Drink up! Talks: Taverns, Prohibition, Temperance, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Whiskey...
There is no denying it... there are more and more virtual talks about drinks as our Covid lockdown continues. Grog (yes, grog by a Naval museum), beer, whiskey/whisky, gin, cocktails, teas and chocolate. Many talks include recommended samples - either mailed or picked up locally. And even beer games done museum style (Penn Museum of UPenn). Tapes, then the October talks.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Peach Chutnee, India and Mrs. B. C. Howard
Friday, September 18, 2020
6 series of talks and 90 virtual talks now thro October
Monday, September 14, 2020
Ideas for local business pair-ups in virtual talks with museums and tour companies
Monday, September 7, 2020
Bacon racks held soap, paper bags of herbs, ropes of onions, rennet and... meat
Monday, August 31, 2020
Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon - One Cool Colonial series
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Archive listing of past virtual talks during Covid lockdown 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
19th century Naples lemonade stand - shrine
Monday, August 10, 2020
Oral and written history project on foodways during quarantine
Monday, August 3, 2020
17 Freezing Pots, Sorbetieres, Ice Cream Makers & Freezers from 1751 to 1916 in Ice Cream History
Monday, July 27, 2020
Food Day Canada - Aug. 1
Monday, July 20, 2020
Lady Baltimore Ice Cream and Spun Sugar Webs
Monday, July 13, 2020
World Heritage Sourdough Library
Monday, July 6, 2020
Whole Strawberry Fritters 1755
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Constantly updated post on upcoming virtual talks, workshops, etc. HERE
Monday, June 22, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Historic cooking at home - Benjamin Franklin's recipes
Monday, June 8, 2020
A dozen favorite posts from the past
Monday, June 1, 2020
Volunteer to transcribe manuscript cookbook recipes
Monday, May 25, 2020
Memorial Day - Never forget
John Billings’ Hardtack and Coffee. Boston: 1887