Reference

Time to take a trip! Visit one of these Florida historic house museums–obtain new ideas from early kitchens, learn some history, take a walk, help make sugar syrup… click on the blue icons for more information.


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BBC program “The Supersizers Eat…” with Giles Coren and Sue Perkins recreate the foodways of different time periods:

  • Ancient Rome
  • Medievaldiets based on the 4 humours; religious fasting with fish; meats swimming in sauce; pepper!
  • Elizabethan
  • Restoration
  • French Revolution
  • Regency
  • Victoriandinner service à la française replaced by a la russe; adulterated foods.
  • Edwardianbig meals; weight gain; practical jokes; vegetarians and suffragettes; Fletcherism.
  • 1920sthe desire to be thin; smaller meals; more drinks.
  • 1940sWWII rationing; Victory gardening; foraging; Common-Hall Feeding Centers or British Restaurants.
  • 1950s
  • 1970s – more calories; more fats; alcohol; more walking, dancing and socializing to work it off; don’t talk about the food; packaged foods; fewer meals in the dining room.
  • 1980s

And here’s another British time-line of cookery in video…

Subject Guide to Digital eBooks:
Historic cooking and food-related subjects:

  • COOKING & FOOD…
  • COOKBOOKS; FOOD; & RELATED
  • RECIPES (By Country or Ethnic Selection)
  • RECIPES (By Food Category-Meats, Pasta)
  • HISTORICAL COOKBOOKS
  • DIET, NUTRITION, HEALTH
  • FOOD & FOOD CHEMISTRY, SCI, PRESERVATION
  • INDUSTRIAL FOOD & FOOD INDUSTRY
  • FOOD SAFETY
  • FOOD ADULTERATION
  • HEALTH & NUTRITION
  • HISTORY: US: 20TH C: PROGRESSIVE ERA: HOME ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY: US: 20TH C: 1920s & 30s AGRICULTURAL CRISES
  • HOME ECONOMICS:
  • INTRO ESSAYS & BIBLIOGRAPHIES (CORNELL)
  • COOKING, COOKBOOKS
  • TEXTBOOKS (>1950)
  • FOOD, DIET, NUTRITION, NUTRITION & HEALTH
  • HOME MANAGEMENT; RUNNING A HOUSEHOLD
  • CLEANING: CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD
  • ETIQUETTE
  • INTERIOR DESIGN
  • INSTITUTIONAL (HOTEL, SCHOOL, HOSPITAL)
  • RETAIL & CONSUMER STUDIES
  • TEACHING, HOME-ECONOMICS EDUCATION
  • TEXTBOOKS
  • HOUSE & HOME
  • GARDENING & HORTICULTURE
  • WOMEN & WORK
  • WOMEN’S ROLES (FAMILY & SOCIETY)
  • WOMEN: GIRLS
  • WOMEN & EDUCATION
  • Check out the Researching Food History blog. We linked to this blog before, but it is worth linking to again!

    Other discoveries:

    Select the History Cookbook tab on Cookit! for quick educational references. Enjoy food facts and cooking videos from different time periods including:

    SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE IN THIS LINK, SELECT A STATE, AND PUSH THE SEARCH BUTTON TO VIEW ALL OF THE FOOD MUSEUMS IN YOUR STATE.

    Culinary Historians of Canada, dedicated to researching, interpreting, preserving and celebrating Canada’s culinary heritage, offers an online newsletter, annoucements of events, and a list of historic kitchens in Canada including:

    1860s

    by Rena



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    1860s New Cooking Gadgets

    • Eggbeater with rack-and-pinion movement
    • Chuck wagon 1866

    1860s New Foods

    • Perrier water
    • Canned pork & beans
    • Canned soup
    • Tabasco Sauce
    • White Rock Spring Water
    • Peerless Wafer
    • Cold breakfast food (Granula)
    • Gulden Mustard Fish & Chips (England)
    • Folgers coffee (pre-roasted & ground)
    • McDougall flour (English) in US
    • Peanuts as snack food
    • Text printed on “Conversation” candy
    • Fleischmann’s compressed yeast
    • Eggs Benedict (Delmonico, 1860)

    1860s New Food Companies

    • Arm & Hammer
    • Cargill
    • Bassett
    • Schrafft
    • DelMonte
    • Bay Sugar Refining
    • Royal Baking Powder
    • Chase & Sanborn
    • Goodman’s Matzohs
    • Ghiardelli
    • Nestle
    • Tobler
    • Armour meat-packing factory: 1868
    • Chicago Union stockyards: 1865
    • Louis-Dreyfus, grain trader

    1860s Food Industry Beginnings

    • Pasteurization – sterilization by heat & pressure: 1864
    • Demonstration of starch produced by photosynthesis
    • Roller mills (stone)
    • Flour mill with middling (bran & outer grain layer) purifier
    • “Patent” flour (double ground)
    • Mechanical refrigerator: 1861
    • Ice machine: 1865
    • Ovaltine testing
    • Salmon cannery: 1864
    • Tin can with key opener
    • Thinner steel for cans
    • Machine-cut cans
    • Calcium chloride added to boiling water, speeding canning time
    • US Pretzel bakery 1861

    1860s Farming Progress

    • US Department of Agriculture Homestead Act
    • Marsh reaper
    • Check-row corn planter
    • Massachusetts Agricultural College (UMass)
    • British Food & Drugs Act
    • Union starves South during Civil War
    • Wheat futures
    • Wide-scale cattle theft (rustling)
    • Steam trawlers import fish to England (thus, “fish & chips”)

    1860s Timeline