Monday, April 27, 2020

Calendar of virtual food history talks

The Calendar will continue in a limited way, since I must cut back on the long hours I have spent on it the last four years.
There have been over 4,500 virtual food history talks, demos and tours by museums, historical associations, small businesses, groups, and others.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Doctors' house calls and medicine

Doctors attended to the sick in their homes, but according to Rosalie Calvert of Maryland, "he makes us prepare all the remedies."  Many cookbooks during this period included "simple remedies."

Monday, April 6, 2020

White Rabbit Egg Dye for Easter Eggs

Since 1888, White Rabbit has been competing with Paas (founded 1880) packaged egg dyes.  The White Rabbit advertising included colorful graphics and lovely paper dye sheets. These 1899 ads are more colorful than Paas Egg Dye Co's advertising. Their web site is just as colorful and creative.