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This Week in Food History – 12/04/2017

The first week of December is Cookie Cutter Week. Ancient Egyptians beat the Romans on this one, shaping little bite-sized honey cakes before baking. The practice spread through Europe and to the New World over time. Wooden cake molds were popular in 16th century Germany, particularly in the Black Forest region where wood carvers produced… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 12/04/2017

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This Week in Food History – 11/27/2017

We’re right on the fence between November and December, the last month in our year-long review of Food History Facts. In truth, we barely skimmed the surface, so there is plenty of material left for a new series of flavor-filled articles in January. December is the immediate focus for now. You will hardly be surprised… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 11/27/2017

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This Week in Food History – 11/20/2017

In addition to Peanut Butter and Raisin Bread (see previous articles), November is National Pepper Month. And pepper is the stuff of legends, quite literally. Indeed, for centuries, there existed a remarkable monopoly over pepper trade routes thanks to the traders’ clever fabrication of fantastic tales of creatures who ferociously guarded the precious spice. The… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 11/20/2017