Food Facts & Lore

May Food Fest

May is National Asparagus Month, among other things. We can almost hear some of the thoughts arising upon reading that first sentence. A little voice inside made itself known with a pressing observation along these lines: “It’s the ‘among other things’ I’d rather hear about and please carry on!” We think they look smashing with… Continue reading May Food Fest

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Behold, The Chocolate Bunny

The first and most notorious chocolate bunny was a five-foot tall display in a department store window in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1890. It was manufactured by the Luden Candy Company, per instructions from shopkeeper Robert L. Strohecker and attracted much business during the Easter Holiday, as intended. Strohecker was henceforth known as “the Father of… Continue reading Behold, The Chocolate Bunny

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Why Ham For Easter?

It has been said that the reason ham has become the traditional fare for Easter in America is merely the result of a typo from an old printing press in 15th-century France. Inventor Johannes Gutenberg introduced the printing press in France around 1450. A misprint in an article about lamb, the rightful traditional Passover meat… Continue reading Why Ham For Easter?