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The 3rd Annual Berks History Conference Focuses on Berks County Foodways

The Berks History Center invites you to attend the 3rd Annual Berks History Conference on April 21, 2018, located at 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601. 277 more words


Random Food Fact #9 – The Accidental Tea Bag

Tea dates back to at least 2730 BCE. It is believed it was first cultivated and brewed in China, where tea containers, presumably for steeping herbs in hot water, were found in ancient burial sites. 266 more words

Food Facts & Lore

Ancient Carbs, Part 2: The Year of the Dog

The Yellow River Breaches Its Course ~ Ma Yuan

“The last time we were together we talked about first civilizations and Mesopotamia. Do you guys remember how people settled near the rivers there and started cultivating plants for food?” 1,262 more words


Random Food Fact #8 – What is The World's Most Expensive Chocolate?

February is well underway at the time of this writing, and Valentine’s Day is but a few sunrises away. It seems only fitting to focus our attention on the sweet of sweets, chocolate. 258 more words

Food Facts & Lore

A Picturesque Table

This is the picturesque ingredient table for my January 13, 2018 Winter Hearth Cooking Class for the receipts (recipes): To make Onion Soup the Spanish Way,  A Ragoo of Celery and Ham,  To make Potato Pye,  Red Cabbage dressed the Dutch Way,  and To stew Pears in a Sauce Pan… 13 more words

Culinary History

Plebian Ginger Bread

The receipt, (recipe) for Plebian Ginger Bread is to mix three large spoonful of pounded ginger, with three quarts of flour–sift it, dissolve three tea-spoonful of pearl-ash in a cup of water, and pour it on the flour; melt half a pound of butter in a quart of molasses, mix it with the flour, knead it well, cut it in shapes, and bake it.


Culinary History

How Did the Cheesesteak Become a Symbol of Philadelphia?

This blog was originally posted on Jonathan Nadler’s website here

The Philly cheesesteak is more than likely the most popular fast food item served in Philadelphia. 389 more words

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