Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

This Week in Food History – 12/25/2017

Here in America, Christmas Dinner is as traditional as the 4th of July picnic. In truth, there is as much diversity in the ways of feasting on the 25th as there are people of foreign origin. This becomes interesting as we mingle and share traditions from our respective heritage. There is no doubt that it… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 12/25/2017

Food Facts & Lore, Monday Magazine

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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Flying Fruitcake & Queen Victoria’s Good Manners

A brief overview of fruitcake through the ages... and through the air. The Romans made a fruit and nut-based bread containing pine nuts, raisins and pomegranate seed mixed into a barley mash. You know, that actually sounds quite good. This type of food sustained troops during campaigns away from home. Asterix, a famous cartoon character… Continue reading Flying Fruitcake & Queen Victoria’s Good Manners