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Colonial Flavors, Spices, Herbs, and Seasonings - FoodNotes

“Season the gravy very high,” advised Thomas Jefferson in a household recipe for beefsteak pie. Such instructions sound a bit vague to modern cooks, …

Spices

How to Cook Medieval - Christmas Feasts

<b>Christmas Feasts</b><p><b>Haill, Yule! Haill!</b><p><b>Christmas conjures up images of a host of culinary delights and treats to modern man; as one of the most festive</b> …

How to Cook Medieval - Medieval & Renaissance Wedding Feasts

<b>Medieval and Renaissance Wedding Feasts</b><p><b>A Medieval Wedding</b><p><b>Much of this page is still under construction.</b><p><b>This page will eventually include a list of</b> …

Weddings

The Oldest Restaurant In The World - Sobrino de Botin, Madrid

Pin<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Stumble<p>Dating back to 1725, ‘Sobrino de Botin’ is the oldest working restaurant in the world<p>‘Sobrino de Botin’ is the oldest restaurant …

The 10 Oldest Bars in America: a Virtual Historic Pub Crawl

<b>Oldest Bars in America – Every once in a while, you want a night out with a bit of gravity to it.</b><p>If you want to enjoy a drink with some friends over …

New England

Taste of a decade: restaurants, 1800-1810

The American population is settled mainly along the Eastern seaboard. The largest city, New York, with almost 80,000 people, is one of only about 15 …

Righting civil wrongs in restaurants

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro NC (pictured) which set off a wave of similar protests …

Taste of a decade: restaurants, 1900-1910

It is the dawn of the modern era of restaurant-ing. Patronage grows at a rate faster than population increases and the number of restaurant keepers …

The Medieval Menu

For the poor, a dark bread of rye, barley, or maslin (sometimes with pea or bean flour mixed in) broth, maybe cheese and a bowl of curds were typical …

Middle Ages Daily Meals

Interesting Facts and Information about Medieval Foods<p><b>Middle Ages Daily Meals</b><br>Royalty and the nobility would eat their food from silverware, and even …

Hot off the Griddle, Here’s the History of Pancakes

<b>Our prehistoric ancestors just may have eaten pancakes.</b><p>Analyses of starch grains on 30,000-year-old grinding tools suggest that Stone Age cooks were making flour out of cattails and ferns—which, researchers guess, was likely mixed with water and baked on a hot, possibly greased, rock. The result …

The Early Days Of Breakfast Cereal

By Mr Breakfast<p><i>"And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease. And it came to pass, that in process of time, after</i> …

Vintage Food Advertisements of the 1960s

1840 | 1850 | 1860 | 1880 | 1890 | 1900 | 1910 | 1920 | 1930 | 1940 | 1950 | <b>» 1960</b> | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000 | Misc. Years<p>— <b>» 1</b> 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 <b>...</b> 29 …

How to Make a Medieval Feast

Feasts in the middle ages were occasions of great excess in all areas from food to pageantry. The music and festivities set the tone of a festive …

Egg Nogs (1904) Recipes - Beverage Recipes

1904 EGG NOG RECIPES<p>The Blue Grass Cook Book<br>Compiled by Minnie C. Fox (1904)<p><b>EGG-NOG</b> <br>E. D. P.<p>1 quart of cream,<p>Yolks of 4 eggs,<p>5 tablespoons of sugar,<p>5 …

George Washington's Eggnog Recipe - Wanderlush Diary

George Washington is not only this nation’s most beloved President but come to find out – a great mixologist and craft whiskey maker as well!<p>As the …

1800s Christmas

<b>Christmas Eve:</b><p><b>On the morning of Christmas Eve, the whole family, led by Father, sally outdoors for the purpose of cutting branches of evergreen, and</b> …

Middle Ages :: History of the Fork

Dennis Sherman/Master Robyyan n'Tor d'Elandris<p>Many people think of the table fork as either "out of period" or "very late period." Often people …

On the Menu: Thanksgiving, 1900

Earlier today, I promised to post the menu from Mark Twain’s seventieth-birthday party, which was held at Delmonico’s a few days after Thanksgiving in 1905, having been displaced by that holiday. The menu comes to us via “Mark Twain Himself: a Pictorial Biography.” This book contains a description …

Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

Thanksgiving did not become a national holiday in the United States until the fall of 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation …

War

Food for young children

Lose weight & improve your health with a real food diet

I was never able to lose weight before. Thanks to Fooducate, I've lost 20 lbs in 6 months. An incredible, life changing app. Janice<p>I love how this …

The Invention of Sliced Bread

<i>“The sliced loaf becomes a kind of small, edible promise of a better world.”</i><i><br>--</i> <i>Aaron Bobrow-Strain</i><p>For nearly 3,000 years, we’ve eaten bread. And we …