Blog » Category: Food and Cooking

  • Yummy, Ice Cream!

    April 15th, 2016
    Let me start by saying that I LOVE Ice Cream! I guess I am not alone, either
  • 1960s Food: From Jello to Mastering French Cooking

    November 6th, 2015
    Like much of what happened in the decade, 1960s food spanned extremes from French haute cuisine to Spaghetti-Os and back again.
  • Geography of Food in the 1940s

    December 18th, 2014
    “Food deserts” are a current topic in government and academic research. The US Department of Agriculture defines the term as “urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable food options. More »
  • Rationing and Recipes

    November 7th, 2014
    When I was in high school girls took “home economics” classes and boys took “shop” classes. I remember coming home from the first cooking class in home economics and showing my mom what foods they were going to teach us to prepare. My mother was not impressed, for that matter I wasn’t either. I only remember 3 or 4 of the recipes, but one was More »
  • Food Preservation: From Home to Factory

    October 31st, 2013
    During the 19th century, Genevans went from preserving food at home in order to be able to eat to purchasing luxury preserved foods in stores.
  • Early Food Preservation in the Finger Lakes

    August 30th, 2013
    Food preservation techniques of the Iroquois and European settlers.