Historical Foodways Blog

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Amelia Simmons Pompkin Pudding No. 2

It’s Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and it seems everyone in the United States becomes obsessed with pumpkin as soon as the first leaves turn.  It’s pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin all...

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Book Review: To the King’s Taste

The book is a bit dated, it was first published in 1975, and our knowledge of Medieval foodways has improved leaps and bounds since.  However, there are a few errors that I think are...

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Pound Cake Project, Conclusion

I went into this project knowing that what we call pound cake today is far different from what pound cake was originally but I wanted to learn why there were such differences.  Along the...

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Pound Cake Project, Part 5

I had originally intended to examine only four recipes but after seeing the dramatic changes between the previous two recipes, my curiosity was piqued and I wanted to see if a modern recipe, from...