Food Facts & Lore

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, Monday Magazine

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