This Week in Food History – 12/11/2017

December is Eggnog Month. In Medieval times, people of comfortable means enjoyed a beverage of hot milk curdled with wine, ale, liquor or even hard cider and flavored with spices, sugar and herbs. This was known as a “posset,” and consumed mainly for its perceived medicinal properties. The name “Eggnog” does not appear until the… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 12/11/2017

NYE 2017 – Mood & Menu

“There is too much said at New Year’s about turning over a new leaf. Are the old leaves all so badly written that we must hasten to forget them? Is the blank whiteness of the untouched page more pleasant to the eye or more fortifying to the will than those closely written, underlined, untidy, but… Continue reading NYE 2017 – Mood & Menu

This Week in Food History – 12/04/2017

The first week of December is Cookie Cutter Week. Ancient Egyptians beat the Romans on this one, shaping little bite-sized honey cakes before baking. The practice spread through Europe and to the New World over time. Wooden cake molds were popular in 16th century Germany, particularly in the Black Forest region where wood carvers produced… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 12/04/2017

This Week in Food History – 11/27/2017

We’re right on the fence between November and December, the last month in our year-long review of Food History Facts. In truth, we barely skimmed the surface, so there is plenty of material left for a new series of flavor-filled articles in January. December is the immediate focus for now. You will hardly be surprised… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 11/27/2017