Food Facts & Lore

Dinner in New England, 17th Century Style

In England and much of Europe, many landowners were practiced trappers and hunters. Those who did not own land lived on vegetables, grain, eggs and milk. The wealthy considered meat to be the core of a wholesome diet. What both classes had in common, however, was their love of beer. It was the family beverage… Continue reading Dinner in New England, 17th Century Style

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Apple, Apple, Apple

Next to the pumpkin, the apple is the most iconic Autumn fruit in America. Varieties abound this time of year and displays overflow with choices in grocery and natural foods stores. Apple pie is a given. We love fresh apples in our pies but prefer canned pumpkin. Let’s face it, carving a pumpkin is a… Continue reading Apple, Apple, Apple

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Three Foods That Changed the World

America celebrated Woodstock’s 50th anniversary last week (August 15). The significance of this event reaches beyond the generation it marked the most. Like the first moon walk, it is one of those moments in history that have such an impact that we know about them even without access to media coverage. Woodstock changed the world,… Continue reading Three Foods That Changed the World