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Soda & Soft Drink Saturday - White Rock Beverages

White Rock Beverages (White Rock Products Corporation) is an American beverage company located in Whitestone, NY. The company was established in 1871 by pharmacist H.M. Colver in Waukesha, Wisconsin. 212 more words

Food History

Yellow Pear Tomato

My bountiful harvest this year includes the yellow pear tomato which was cultivated in Europe in the early 17th century.  It spread to North America and by 1847 was one of three tomato varieties documented grown in the United States.  25 more words

Food History

Umami, the Savory Flavor

In elementary school we all learn about the basic flavors our tongue can taste: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. Recently we have learned about another flavor called umami. 305 more words



I baked more knäckebröd at the 2016 ScanFest than I have at any other demonstration.  The holes would be used to hang the bread for complete drying on a pole.  28 more words

Food History

Importing Local Cuisine

As the virtues of eating local food have gone from a radical idea to a commonly accepted norm in the food world, it has systematically distorted our understanding of the history of cuisines. 236 more words

Contemporary Food Culture

Culinary & Family History Through the Apple Pie


In 1828 Lydia Maria Child published her book The American Frugal Housewife.  It was a popular book utilized by many 19th century women for its recipes, remedies, and home economics advice.  339 more words

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