Tag: food history

Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over the Last 300 Years

Three Ways Cooking Has Changed Over the Last 300 Years

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you put a librarian and a historian in the kitchen with a centuries’ old cookbook, you get a lot more than recipes. You also get a sense of how much the way we eat has changed — from how we define dessert to the size of our eggs.

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Ice Cream!

Ice Cream!

Why make your own ice cream? One reason: it makes people happy! And while the paddle is churning away, you can dip into Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making, by Jeri Quinzio. Quinzio, a food historian and the author a previous book on ice cream, leaves no Eskimo Pie unexamined in her painstakingly detailed exploration of ice-cream making from its beginnings in mid 16th century Europe to its meteoric rise in popularity during the early years of the 20th century in America.

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Fry Bread and Indian Tacos

Fry Bread and Indian Tacos

| June 22, 2009 | 10 Comments

Many give Navajos of the Southwest the blue ribbon for making the best fry bread, but tribes all across the country have perfected their own versions.

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Chowder, Chowder

Chowder, Chowder

| December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

I’ve had chowder on the brain ever since I attended a rally a couple of weeks ago at which I mistook the crowd’s chant of “Louder! Louder!” as– thanks to people blowing horns into my ears– “Chowder! Chowder!” I was teased about it by a friend of mine (the proud owner of two hearing aids, no less) who leaned over to me afterward to say, “All this heat and talk of marriage is making me crave a hot, milk-based soup.”

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