Bread, Food Facts & Lore

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

Food Facts & Lore, Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts – Jan 15, 2013

The kitchen is silent at first. Then, little by little, the rhythms of the day begin. Every day, a new choreography of sound, aroma and movement plays itself out behind the curtain. This dance remains hidden from its audience, not because there is something to hide, but because it is sacred. It preserves the mystery… Continue reading Random Thoughts – Jan 15, 2013