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

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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