Food Facts & Lore, Table Manners

Mind Your Manners

Manners: a person's way of behaving toward others, well-bred social behavior. Time and again, scholars and lovers of good conversation have debated the idea of manners over a good, long meal. Virtue and reverence may have been subtitles to these philosophical explorations. Can one have manners without virtue and reverence? If virtue and reverence are… Continue reading Mind Your Manners

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

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At The President’s Table, Today: Cottage Cheese, Fruit & Ketchup

Presidents’ Day was established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. In 1971, the holiday was moved to the third Monday of February, from the 22nd, Washington's actual birthday. This was done in an effort to create a uniform holiday practice that would provide three-day weekends for American workers (Uniform Monday Holiday Act). While… Continue reading At The President’s Table, Today: Cottage Cheese, Fruit & Ketchup