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Hungry History: Lobsters

Ian Knauer at history.com dives into lowbrow history of a pricey food as he assembles two versions of a delicious lobster roll.

You wouldn’t suspect, perhaps, that a close relative of grasshoppers and tarantulas could be widely considered an elegant… 972 more words

Food History

How maple syrup is made

The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY, is a living history museum that highlights rural and agricultural traditions of life in the mid-1800s. I travelled to Cooperstown from Manhattan for their event Sugaring-Off Sundays, which feature activities and demonstrations including livestock interaction, metalsmithing, printing, and more. 426 more words

Simple Pasta - or is it?

Pasta is one of the great simple dinners. I’m not saying it can’t be a great meal but the part I love about pasta dishes is that their true beauty is sublime. 417 more words


Chewitts: Presented

The Chewitts, filled with the receipt (recipe), To make Minced Pies of Beef, are stacked to present to table as the drawing in Robert May’s, T… 10 more words

Culinary History

Maple sugaring memories

“Suddenly Grandma stopped laughing. She turned and ran as fast as she could into the kitchen. The fiddle had stopped playing. All the women were talking at once and all the men teasing George, but everybody was still for a minute, when Grandma looked like that. 352 more words

Soda & Soft Drink Saturday - Nedick's

Nedick’s was an American chain of fast-food restaurants that originated in New York City in 1913 or the early 1920s, per differing sources, and expanded in the 1950s to Newark, New Jersey; Albany, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.C. 516 more words

Food History