Sunday, February 11, 2024

38 foot chocolate monument

During the World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago, the Stollwerck chocolate company of Germany created the Statue of Germania out of a 2,200 pound block of chocolate and the entire structure was made of 30,000 pounds of chocolate.
The small card is 2" wide by 3 3/4"

Information on back, click to enlarge -
Soooo what is your Valentine going to be? Hard to top this chocolate.
Years ago I picked up this card... as a chocoholic I couldn't resist.

Stollwerck is still in business since 1839. Website HERE

Chocolate blog posts HERE

Esther Allen Howland author of The New England Economical Housekeeper, wrote about CPR, and was the mother of the "Mother of the American Valentine." blog post HERE


Feb 12 Mon 2:30 Forty Farms - Behind the Scenes with Amy Bateman. Photograph “From Lake District hill farms to the Solway marshes, from commons sheep grazers to dairy ice cream makers, from sixth generation farming families to eager newcomers, each aspect of Cumbrian farming…” Frodsham & District Photographic Society. £5. HERE

Feb 13 Tue 12 Form and Function: American-Made Red Earthenware at the DAR Museum. Carrie Blough. DAR Museum. HERE

Feb 13 Tue 5 Farm, Factory, and Mine: Worcester Coal and the Role of Extractive Industries in Early 19th-Century New England. Katheryn Viens. Massachusetts Historical Society HERE

Cooking with coal past talk. The Domestic Revolution: How Coal Changed Everything. Ruth Goodman. HFSDV July 23, 2022. TAPE HERE

Feb 13 Tue 6:30 America’s vanishing foods. Sarah Lohman Culinary Historians of New York​. $10 HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 13 Tue 8 Chicago's Sweet Candy History. "Baby Ruth, Milk Duds, Juicy Fruit, Cracker Jack, Milky Way, Tootsie Roll, Lemonheads ... much of its history, the city churned out an astonishing one third of all candy produced in the United States. Leslie Goddard. Winnetka-Northfield Library HERE

Feb 14 Wed 6:30 Bespoke Pottery for Restaurants. David T. Kim. International Museum of Dinnerware Design. Info and past tapes HERE TAPE may be HERE Ann Arbor District Library

Feb 15 Thu 12:30 The Fata Morgana of Arab Itriyya: Historical Linguistic and Dialectological Perspectives on the Diffusion of Pasta. " focus on the key early pasta term Ar. itriyya/Gr. itria/SouthIt. tri(lli) and demonstrate that here too proponents of the Arab theory rely on faulty linguistic and historical analyses." Anthony F. Buccini. IHR Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 15 Th 7 A History of Activism through Cookbooks. Sarah Lohman. Chelmsford Public Library. HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 16 Fri 12:30 A Gateway to Empire: Dutch Merchant Bankers and the Danish West Indies, 1760s-1800s. Pernille Røge. IHR Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 18 Sun 4 A Tale of Two Breads: The Eucharistic and the Everyday Loaf in Early Medieval Europe. Paolo Squatriti. CHAA Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 20 Tue 12 Ancient Roots - Of Cabbages and Kings - Roman Kitchen Gardens. Gillian Hovell. The Gardens Trust. £8 HERE

Feb 20 Tue 1 The First Migrants: How Black Homesteaders’ Quest for Land and Freedom Heralded America’s Great Migration. 1877-1920. Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld. National Archives Museum HERE

Feb 21 Wed 1 An artist's exploration of the historic technique of tissue transfer-printing on ceramics. “It enabled the mass re-production of elaborate and fashionable artist engravings on porcelain items…” Dr. Lisa Sheppy. Museum of Royal Worcester HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 27 Mon 12:30 Dutch Diet Diversity: Comparing Seventeenth-Century Dutch Provincial Assemblies (Diets) in East Asia, North America, and the Dutch Republic. IHR Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 28 Wed 8 Chocolate with Adam Centamore. Culinary Historians of Chicago. HERE TAPE may be HERE

Feb 29 Thu 12:30 Food, medicine and science. Marianela Spicoli, Eileen Morgan. IHR Institute of Historical Research. HERE TAPE may be HERE


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