Tags » Food History

Sweet Potatoes or Yams with Your Turkey This Thanksgiving? Do You Know the Difference?

Sweet potatoes have been part of the typical Thanksgiving menu for a century or more, although neither they nor regular everyday potatoes were present at the first Thanksgiving feasts on either side of the border. 1,559 more words


Mutton, Sassages and Spanish Potatoes

The receipt (recipe), To dress a Shoulder of Mutton, was presented to table garnished with the receipts Another way for Sassages , To fry Spanish potatoes… 10 more words

Culinary History

Current food events

I have been posting more art stuff and less food stuff lately, but the food stuff is still happening. Here’s a quick run down:

-A dear friend and I have decided to conduct a study on the archaeological evidence on my property of foodways past. 230 more words

Food History

At the Kids' Table ...with George Washington?

One of the first pieces of furniture that will arrive at the recreated Washington house at George Washington’s Ferry Farm will be the large, round dining table for the Hall.  1,226 more words

George Washington's Ferry Farm

Fire, Flour & Fork's Carnaval Latino

This year’s Fire, Flour & Fork food festival brought chefs, food personalities, foodies and “the food curious” from across the country to the Richmond, Virginia region to explore the best of Richmond’s food culture and history. 242 more words

Virginia Foodways

Chocolate history...

Chocolate history starts out in Latin America, where cacao trees grow wild. The first people to use chocolate were probably the Olmec of what is today southeast Mexico. 42 more words

The Bottle Jack

The bottle jack (named for its shape) was a mechanical method for spinning roasts slowly in front of the fire, first in one direction and then stopping and rotating the opposite direction.  18 more words

Culinary History