Category Archives: Cuisine

Early Tomato Sauce

Since I have been making and remaking Becky’s Roasted Tomato Sauce I thought I should share some of the history of Tomato Sauce. But before we get to history, a few more pictures of recent versions of Becky’s Sauce… These … Continue reading

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Tomatoes!

Sorry for the long silence, we have been traveling, camping, and getting the new semester underway. In lieu of a food history post, I have a fabulous roasted tomato sauce. Thanks to a friend of a friend in Iowa City … Continue reading

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Conversation at Tea

In her Home Manual Everybody’s Guide in Social, Domestic, and Business Life (1889) Mrs. Logan makes the following suggestion for an awkward social moment: At an afternoon tea. Strangers have been introduced, and exhausted the convenient subject of the weather, … Continue reading

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Two quick summer meals from the farmers’ market

Here are two quick dinners from the farmers’ market. With a sick baby and a hot kitchen, I haven’t had much time to cook this week, and I am sorry to say no time to include pictures, but here are … Continue reading

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New Cookbook for Summer

I just received Clotilde Dusoulier’s wonderful new cookbook, The French Market Cookbook. Dusoulier is best known for her blog, Chocolate and Zucchini. The recipes are vegetarian (I know, French vegetarian, sounds odd), and feature seasonal produce. I am planning to … Continue reading

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Food for Children

Two books I have been reading recently have me thinking about food for children and how ideas about nutrition and proper diet have changed. From the 19th through the mid-20th centuries, for example, people thought about food in terms of … Continue reading

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Tea Room Menu, 1921

Browsing the New York Public Library’s amazing menu collection online, I found the menu from the Tea Room, Hochschild, Kohn, and Company, in Baltimore. On March 22, 1921 their daily specials included “Lenten Specials” with fish and egg dishes, and … Continue reading

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Preserved Pears

While this is not a seasonal recipe, it sounds like it would be delicious. For to make wardens in Conserue. Fyrste make the syrope in this wyse, take a quarte of good romney and putte a pynte of claryfyed honey, … Continue reading

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Simple Meals

I was talking with a friend the other day about favorite simple meals and we landed on the old standby, beans. Beans are among the oldest cultivated human foods, the recipe I am going to give you is for an … Continue reading

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Time to Eat the Dogs

I have been reading an unusual book about an unusual cuisine, Hoosh, by Jason Anthony. The book is about the cuisine of the Antarctic, a continent populated by seals, birds, explorers, scientists, and support staff of many kinds. Anthony’s story … Continue reading

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