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Well if they had pumpkin spice pancakes recipes as far back as 1719 then I guess I could make some modern versions with similar spices without feeling too basic, right? 😀 #foodhistory #history youtu.be/nBbvqT4G_e8

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TIL that there are different kinds of chickpeas *and* that there is a use for radish juice. Never thought of juicing radishes. Going to try to find the chickpeas but may take their word on the radish juice #foodhistory #history #cooking leobalecelad.wordpress.com/2021/10/20/sum…

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A good overview, if a bit brief: 'Now considered a commonplace ingredient in the pantry...[w]e seem to have forgotten about its glorious early years—and its contribution to myriad styles of cuisine.' food52.com/blog/26669-bla… #foodhistory #pepper #spicetrade


Lots of history packed into this article but with a delicious recipe steeped in history at the end. #foodhistory #haiti #slavery #pumpkinsoup

'This traditional Haitian soup, made with a Caribbean pumpkin called Joumou, was once a delicacy reserved for white enslavers but forbidden to the enslaved people who cooked it.' pbs.org/food/kitchen-v… #foodhistry #Haiti #slavery #pumpkinsoup



I’m going to have to give this a whirl. It’s like the Roman gladiator equivalent of Rumford’s Soup, which I have experimented with, but looks like it could be tastier #foodhistory #history



'Bochet is mentioned, briefly, in French texts as early as 1292... The first and only complete recipe for the drink—and the primary source for modern recreations—turns up in 1393, in what might be considered a manual of mansplaining.' atlasobscura.com/articles/how-t… #foodhistory #mead

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I've watched several youtube videos of making bochets and the honey caramelization process seemed far less daring and dramatic than it's depicted in this article, but otherwise it was a good read. Thanks.
Doesn't sound too much more exotic than when making caramel sauce to be honest.


Shrimp toast was a required part of any Chinese food order growing up. Watching this video makes me want to make this now 😀. #history #cooking #foodhistory #nostalgia youtube.com/watch?v=LnM3e7…
https://youtu.be/jAtP4cdgcG4


I come from peasant stock so I guess that explains my love of garlic. Now if only previous peasant foods like shellfish could go back to being cheap peasant food again that'd be great 😀

ICYMI: 'This vision of #garlic as a poor ingredient for poor people had a powerful influence on Italian cooking, and even today, many #Italians look at garlic—an allium that is cheap, abundant, and thus available to anyone—with suspicion.' tastecooking.com/italys-great-g… #foodhistory



'Gullah food is one of the oldest world traditions being practiced in America today. It is about ancestral ties and American living, adaptability, and creativity.' africanamericancharleston.com/articles/gulla… #Gullah #foodhistory #Black #Culture #Africa


Fascinating:”Unlike now restaurants and lunch rooms of the early 20th century were primarily seen as essential services for people living in rooming houses, those working in central business districts...all businesses were closed, restaurants — the one exception — remained open.”

Dining During an Epidemic, a look at dining out in 1918 during the Spanish flu epidemic from @restohisto restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com/2020/03/08/din… #foodhistory #dining #consumers #influenza #WWI



A pot of beautiful mushrooms, spices & herbs, Jane Dawson’s receipt “To Order Mushromes" begs to be served with crusty toast. ?
From a @FolgerLibrary ms, this dish is cozy, quick & vegetarian/vegan.
#mushrooms #rarecooking #foodhistory #folgerfinds
rarecooking.com/2018/09/30/to-…

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Seed Cake: spiced, rich & perfect with a cup of tea. This recipe is from a @FolgerLibrary manuscript & inspired by the farmer poet Thomas Tusser.?☕️
#seedcake #folgerfinds #rarecooking #foodhistory #beforefarmtotable #firstchefs @FolgerResearch