Food Facts & Lore

The Yule Log, from Hearth to Table

Necessity is the mother of invention. This saying, believe it or not, quite accurately underlies the evolution of the Yule Log. You see, it was originally an actual log. Society changed, cities were built, dwellings changed and so did the traditional Yule Log. It was a practical change at first, and then a tasty variation.… Continue reading The Yule Log, from Hearth to Table

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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 – 06/19/2017

If you’ve been following this weekly exploration of Food Holidays, you may have noticed a pattern. Is it just us, or the ratio of sweets versus any other type of edible is rather high. We suspect there is deep psychology behind this, though we cannot claim to be experts on the topic. However, instinct points… Continue reading This Week in Food History – 06/19/2017