Food Facts & Lore

The First Recipes

The Food Timeline is the place to be if you love food and history. We’ve mentioned this site on numerous occasions. Have you checked it out yet? We think it’s one of the best sites to browse on your lunch break. It will feed your mind and give you a fresh perspective on everyday as… Continue reading The First Recipes

Food Facts & Lore

Cucumber, Cowcumber, Coocumber

Many of the names we use for things were inspired by simple, usually ancient observation. From our 21st-century point of view, these observations seem at times a bit far-fetched. Or at least it would be difficult to make an accurate guess. Take the carrot, for example. We easily assume that its name comes from an… Continue reading Cucumber, Cowcumber, Coocumber

Food Facts & Lore

Pepōn, Pumpion, Pumpkins

The summer of 2018 may be remembered as the summer that never ended, except that it did. Temperatures soared here in Vermont and we thought we’d be wearing shorts and tank tops through October. And yet, nature follows its own mysterious schedule and manages to line things up just as they should be, it seems.… Continue reading Pepōn, Pumpion, Pumpkins