Food Facts & Lore

The Yule Log, from Hearth to Table

Necessity is the mother of invention. This saying, believe it or not, quite accurately underlies the evolution of the Yule Log. You see, it was originally an actual log. Society changed, cities were built, dwellings changed and so did the traditional Yule Log. It was a practical change at first, and then a tasty variation.… Continue reading The Yule Log, from Hearth to Table

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Sweet December

There are more sweet dishes in December than in any other month, as it should be. Here in the northern hemisphere, we have a natural tendency to crave copious meals at this time, and sweeter too. It’s a matter of survival, though in these modern times we know enough about nutrition to understand that restraint… Continue reading Sweet December

Food Facts & Lore

The Club

The oldest known published recipe for the Club Sandwich appears in the Good Housekeeping Everyday Cookbook (1903). The choice of words itself is a masterful delicacy for the senses. We include it here for your enjoyment and inspiration. “Club Sandwich – Toast a slice of bread evenly and lightly butter it.  On one half put,… Continue reading The Club