On August 23, 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later … [Read more...] about August 23, 1902: Fannie Farmer Opens Her Own Cooking School
After the Civil War. came the Gilded Age, a period that gave rise to the establishment of institutions like Jordan Marsh, Boston's first department store in 1861. Acquired by Macy's in 1996, their muffins remain an institution. Offering refreshments onsite to shoppers kept … [Read more...] about The Famous Blueberry Muffins from Jordan Marsh, Boston’s First Department Store
Rhubarb is one of my favourite vegetables. It is the first to harvest in the Spring and keeps on giving all summer long. It is also easy to grow and thanks to its huge popularity for over a hundred years, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. While rhubarb had enjoyed … [Read more...] about For the Love of Rhubarb
One of the lessons we can all take away from the grand country houses like fictional Downton Abbey is to use everything on hand. Grand kitchen gardens were a necessity to allow the houses to be self-sufficient. Today we can still make a case for using whatever outdoor space … [Read more...] about Cooking with Zucchini Blossoms
Those with a veg patch typically save a spot for courgettes aka zucchini. They are relatively easy to grow and mature quickly. The downside is that it is not hard to get a bumper crop with more marrows than you know what to do with, and there really is a limit to the number of … [Read more...] about What to do with all that Zucchini?