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An online study of the history of food in America.
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SFA Blog: We Saved You a Plate: Te Quiero, La Michoacana

SFA Blog: We Saved You a Plate: Te Quiero, La Michoacana | History and Food | Scoop.it

Every morning, twenty-five-year-old Rafael Gonzalez delivers coolers laden with homemade ice cream and paletas, or popsicles, to his three Memphis-area La Michoacana ice cream shops. His recipe is simple: fresh fruit, fresh cream, and sugar. Horchata (a blend of rice milk and cinnamon) and pine nut are the most popular flavors, along with avocado, strawberry, and vanilla. Gonzalez sources dulce de leche from his father's ice cream shop in Chihuahua, Mexico. And he imports ice cream making equipment from the tiny village of Tocumbo, in the state of Michoacan.

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A savoury soup (and other nineteenth-century rhubarb recipes)

A savoury soup (and other nineteenth-century rhubarb recipes) | History and Food | Scoop.it
Spring Fruit Pudding, Spring Fruit Tart and Spring Fruit Soup Today’s recipes are all drawn from Dr William Kitchiner’s Cook’s Oracle, which was first published in 1817. Our Cookbook contains trans...
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Good ‘Til The Last Drop?

Good ‘Til The Last Drop? | History and Food | Scoop.it
In October of 1909, the Coca-Cola Company transported forty barrels and twenty kegs of its signature syrup across state lines, from its hometown of Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Stone Age Stew? Soup Making May Be Older Than We'd Thought : NPR

Stone Age Stew? Soup Making May Be Older Than We'd Thought : NPR | History and Food | Scoop.it
There's nothing better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. But when did our ancestors first brew up this tasty broth? New archaeological evidence suggests that soup making could be tens of thousands of years old.
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A Brief History of Racist Soft Drinks

A Brief History of Racist Soft Drinks | History and Food | Scoop.it
Lots of people know about how Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine or how Pepsi was the hip drink in the 1960s. Few realize that Coke marketed assiduously to whites, while Pepsi hired a "negro markets" department.
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Brunswick Stew: A Bowl of History - Menuism Dining Blog

Brunswick Stew: A Bowl of History - Menuism Dining Blog | History and Food | Scoop.it
Brunswick stew is a slow-cooked, one-pot tomato-based stew, consisting of meats, usually chicken, or in more traditional preparations, rabbit or squirrel.
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No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death : NPR

No Innocent Spice: The Secret Story Of Nutmeg, Life And Death : NPR | History and Food | Scoop.it
Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice found in cakes and cider, and even spiking our spinach, if we're lucky. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan back in the 1600s.
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Collard Greens, How To Cook Collard Greens, Mess O' Greens, History and Recipe of Collard Greens

Collard Greens, How To Cook Collard Greens, Mess O' Greens, History and Recipe of Collard Greens | History and Food | Scoop.it
In the Southern states, a large quantity of greens to serve a family is commonly referred to as a...
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Dining Through the Decades: 100 Years of American Food from Leite's Culinaria

Dining Through the Decades: 100 Years of American Food from Leite's Culinaria | History and Food | Scoop.it
David Leite looks at 100 years of American food history by decade and discovered how we've undergone a massive shift in how we eat and think about food.
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America's first foodie

America's first foodie | History and Food | Scoop.it
The next time you pop a french fry into your mouth or throw some olive oil into the frying pan, thank Thomas Jefferson.
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A Taste of Lobster History

A Taste of Lobster History | History and Food | Scoop.it
Need an excuse to indulge in a lobster dinner tonight? In the United States, June 15 is National Lobster Day, a time for savoring and paying tribute to one of America’s most beloved crustaceans. In honor of the holiday, check out these ...
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Dynamic Diets at Monticello « Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Dynamic Diets at Monticello « Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello | History and Food | Scoop.it

n 2009, members of the Monticello Archaeology staff teamed up with zoological archaeologist Joanne Bowen from Colonial Williamsburg to present a collaborative academic poster at the Society for American Archaeology annual conference. The following is a summary of that research.

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"A Pound of Meat" 18th Century Cooking Series

This instalment complements the previous video "Privations of an 18th Century Soldier." It examines a number of historical references and considers how soldi...
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Wings, innards and okra - where West African and Southern meals meet

Wings, innards and okra - where West African and Southern meals meet | History and Food | Scoop.it
More from CNN's Inside Africa

Previously -- The cook who picks cotton: reclaiming my roots and Marcus Samuelsson: How I got here...
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum Opens ‘Shop Life’

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Opens ‘Shop Life’ | History and Food | Scoop.it
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum has re-created a late-19th-century saloon run by German immigrants as part of its new “Shop Life” installation.
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The Story of Glass Gem Corn: Beauty, History, and Hope

The Story of Glass Gem Corn: Beauty, History, and Hope | History and Food | Scoop.it

f you’ve spent any time online recently, you might have noticed a striking photo making its rounds. Feast your eyes on Glass Gem corn: a stunning, multi-colored heirloom that has taken Facebook and the blogosphere by storm. With its opalescent kernels glimmering like rare jewels, it’s easy to see what the buzz is about. This is some truly mind-blowing maize.

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Mark Kurlansky's The Food of a Younger Land.

Mark Kurlansky's The Food of a Younger Land. | History and Food | Scoop.it
Among the fortunate Americans who managed to find employment during the Great Depression was a Florida woman named Rose Shepherd—or, as she often signed her work, "Rose Shepherd, Writer." We don't know much else about Rose Shepherd, Writer, but we...
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Drinking hoppy beer in moderation might actually be good for you. - The Weekly Pint

Drinking hoppy beer in moderation might actually be good for you. - The Weekly Pint | History and Food | Scoop.it
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Homemade kolaches

Homemade kolaches | History and Food | Scoop.it

Those unfamiliar with Texas history and culture might be surprised at our love affair with kolaches, semisweet yeast rolls of Czech origin that come with fillings ranging from plum preserves to sausage and jalapeño cheese.

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In Tucson, a Search for Fruit the Missionaries Knew

In Tucson, a Search for Fruit the Missionaries Knew | History and Food | Scoop.it
An ecologist seeks to recreate the orchards planted by the missionaries in early 18th-century Arizona.
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Mexican Food History

Mexican Food History | History and Food | Scoop.it
Who doesn't love Mexican food? It is rich, spicy, colorful, and incredibly unique in its use of flavors. Learn about the history of Mexican food and how this kind of food has made its place in the world of fine cuisine.
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The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed : NPR

The Strangely True Tale Of Johnny Appleseed : NPR | History and Food | Scoop.it
He's legend now, but the man was as odd as his myth. Long-haired, barefoot and nature-loving, John Chapman traveled the Midwest in the early 1800s planting trees and creating orchards for future settlers.
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Top 10 Foods of the Maya World -- National Geographic

Top 10 Foods of the Maya World -- National Geographic | History and Food | Scoop.it
We owe a lot to the Maya, including chocolate and guacamole. And the culinary goods don't stop there.
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