Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Early 1900s films, recent tapes and zoom talks show the various processes of ice harvesting on lakes and rivers: horse teams to plow the snow, score then saw the ice, then send the 'cakes' of ice up a conveyor into huge ice houses. It was done by small farmers to large scale operators, such as Bostonian Frederic Tudor the "Ice King" who shipped the New England ice to India.
And Maple Sugaring talks.
Monday, February 15, 2021
And for Washington's Birthday ... when Washington Pies were cakes. Three cakes named after our first president were: a cake with raisins & currants (1830 recipe), Pearl ash with brandy & spices (1837), and a yeast pancake (1842).
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Recipes and Remedies: Manuscript Cookbooks is a new Digital Collections & Exhibits website at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). Manuscript Cookbooks Survey is a great source to find manuscripts in libraries, his. soc. and museums.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
So hearth cooks out there... grab your laptop or smart phone and share the fun you are having at the hearth.
Friday, January 15, 2021
In April and May 1861, Mass and NY regiments were put in the new Senate and House chambers, and in the Rotunda under the unfinished dome.