Dining with children, Family time, Food Facts & Lore

Boomer Food Nostalgia

After the 4th of July and its barbecues, Popsicles, ice cream and hot dogs (not necessarily in that order), we thought we’d indulge in a bit of summer food nostalgia, Baby Boomer style. The first thing to come to mind almost came straight out of sci-fi. Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on… Continue reading Boomer Food Nostalgia

Family time

Of Tables and Dining Rooms

The Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians lounged around lavish tables. Roman generals unfurled territorial maps atop common, trestle-mounted wooden tables. Chiefs of state have sat around square and round tables for thousands of years to discuss matters of authority and power. And yet, the first known patent for a simple table was acquired in October… Continue reading Of Tables and Dining Rooms

Family time, Food Facts & Lore

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