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1912 Scones

Titanic has been in the news a lot lately. New evidence suggests a coal fire on board played a more significant role than originally thought. It started spontaneously (as coal fires do, apparently) before Titanic began her maiden voyage in a three-story coal bunker abutting the hull, right where the ship later struck ice. 1,441 more words

The History Of Tapas

The Spanish practice of going out for tapas – called el tapeo – had its humble beginnings long ago and ironically originally involved empty plates. Widely thought to have gotten its start in Seville, bartenders would cover – or… 348 more words



Cookies are one of the handiest and easiest foods to have around. It goes with almost everything in the world—and every household has this one box of heaven. 539 more words


Ben Franklin liked Tofu???

“No way”, you say.  Way.

I just finished reading The American Plate, a culinary history in 100 bites by Libby H. O’Connell.  All told, including the 3 extra bites, Libby gives readers 103 easily digested intriguing essays about the history of American food as well as some original recipes. 274 more words


Sprinkle Again

There is a layer of finely crushed Rusk, cinnamon and sugar in the bottom of the Dutch bake kettle, then a layer of cooked apples with eggs, and the next step in the receipt (recipe), … 35 more words

Culinary History

The Hermit's Rock Cakes

We have been living in our ‘new’ house (which is still a 1888 Victorian house) for five months now. It is starting to feel very much like home. 534 more words

Food History