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The First Hamburger Ever

Per Wikipedia the first burgers were made of a piece of beef steak in between 2 slices of bread; “The term hamburger originally derives from  351 more words

Class on Carter

   This hearth cooking class (in the Bolton Mansion kitchen) poses proudly  behind their work of the day all from The Complete Practical Cook written by Charles Carter and published in 1730.  23 more words

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Will the real cinnamon please stand up!

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. Come let us take our fill of love till morning.” (Proverbs 7, 17-18)

When enjoying cinnamon, a staple in food stores large and small, you’re actually enjoying a spice with a history colored by elegance, spirituality and brutality. 528 more words

All This Writing is Making Me Hungry

I have good news, and bad news. The good news first, of course: I am truly enjoying my doctoral research program (I’m studying changing foodways in the Cook Islands), although there have already been (inevitably) a few overwhelming moments. 536 more words

Fresh Peach Ice Cream

  The Fresh Peach Ice Cream in my pewter sabotiere was prepared with 4 ounces of the ripest peaches, 4 ounces of powdered sugar and one pint cream… 20 more words

Culinary History

How to ruin and food: Onion soup

Tonight I’m taking a look at how to ruin onion soup. While I could focus on soups in general, I’m going to save a few soups for later this winter. 610 more words


Pass Through a Sieve

  The mashed fresh peaches were mixed with 4 ounces of powdered sugar and one pint of cream and passed through a sieve before being made into… 8 more words

Culinary History