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Historic Cookery · 9M ago

Fake Fanny Receipts and Other Travesties…

A year ago (June 22nd, to be exact) I gave a presentation at the 2015 National ALHFAM* Conference. Held at the College of William and Mary, down in Williamsburg, Virginia, it featured five d...
Historic Cookery · 10M ago

bake kettle vs Dutch oven…

Speaking of Conner Prairie…when I was employed as an Interpreter there, beginning 25 years ago, I was frequently reminded of specific principles to which I was required to adhere at all time...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

another milestone…and remembering a past that is no more…

It was 25 years ago this month (most likely April 3, to be exact), that I started working at what was then known as Conner Prairie Living History Museum (CP) in my home state of Indiana. Rea...
Historic Cookery · 1Y ago

a “collering” we go…

As I’m sure you know, if you’ve read much of this blog, I’m thoroughly fascinated with the preparation and then the cooking of dishes over an open fire, be it indoors at a hearth or outdoors...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

where will I buy my treacle and marrow bones?!?

There are five major chain grocery stores in my neighborhood that I can easily reach by walking. Of course, some are closer than others. The distances range from a mere (?!) six blocks to mo...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

’twas the season…!

This year will soon be gone. Yep, in just a few short hours, 2015 will slide into the history books. And so I thought I’d write up one last post before it goes! The Israel Crane House was ag...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

everybody, now! give a hail for Hale!

It’s time once again for us all to hail the woman who’s largely responsible for “inventing” our Thanksgiving holiday, and that woman is…drum roll, please…Sarah Josepha Hale! Yes, we should a...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

colonial popcorn: it’s one of them oxymorons, ain’t it?!

I haven’t written anything here in a while. Life just got in the way. Too much other stuff going on. Plus, once I stop, whether for a short or long period of time, it’s often tough to get up...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

before it’s too late! (final ALHFAM photos)

Summer is gone, and Fall is “officially” here. Guess I should share the rest of my “vacation photos” before it’s too late! So, here’s the last shots from my jaunt to the 2015 ALHFAM National...
Historic Cookery · 11M ago

summer photos, Part 2 (yep, ALHFAM Conference)

Hope everyone’s ready for more photos of my summer jaunt down to Virginia for the 2015 National ALHFAM Conference. Of course, most of them have absolutely nothing to do with historic food or...