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A History of Thanksgiving menus

A History of Thanksgiving menus

Haunch of Venison Roast Chine of PorkRoast Turkey Pigeon Pasties Roast GooseOnions in Cream Cauliflower SquashPotatoes Raw CeleryMincemeat Pie Pumpkin Pie Apple PieIndian Pudding Plum PuddingCider This menu for a New England Thanksgiving dinner is taken from a letter...
The history of zucchini

The history of zucchini

It should be noted that Zucchini in the US is largely genetically modified unless you purchase organic. Zucchini Zucchini (aka vegetable marrow, Italian squash) is a fine example of New World foods circuitously introduced to the USA via Europe. In this case, Italy....
The history of wine

The history of wine

Wine “The earliest archaeological evidence indicating wine that might have been made from domesticated vines comes from a pottery jar, dated between 7400 and 7000 years ago, which was found at the Neolithic site of Hajji Firuz in the northern Zagros...
The history of Fettuccine Alfredo

The history of Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo Although combinations of pasta, butter and cheese were enjoyed by ancient cooks, the invention of this particular dish is often attributed to Alfredo’s [restaurant] in Rome, 1914. Why? Alfredo Di Lelio, with a little help from Hollywood, made...
The History of Mushrooms

The History of Mushrooms

“Cave drawings and paintings tell us hardly anything about the plants the cave dwellers ate, and it is even rarer to find them showing mushrooms, which does not mean that the latter never featured on prehistoric menus. Residues identified prove that other...