Harry & Edna present interactive talks and reenactment videos of rationing in the UK during WWII.
From the junk yard to the vintage appliances we love so much. See vintage stove dealers.
Setting up an antique hoosier cabinet: Hoosiers and other brand name antique kitchen cabinet furniture pieces can be transported easily as they separate into two sections. This vintage kitchen cabinet was missing the flour sifter. Replacement parts can be purchase online. The following video shows an installation of the flour sifter to the bin. Like
Even though the 1970s kitchens were open-concept, women were geared for professional careers outside the home and often rejected working in the home kitchen. Cooking was a traditional role and it was time to branch out. Branching out commonly meant rejecting the old roles in obvious, or in subtle ways, such as this expressive and almost surreal video of Martha Rosler.
She recites the kitchen items are in alphabetical order. Like
Ask a question about historic cooking, or any cooking question, in the text box below the video. Scroll for questions asked from other visitors.
Old-fashion cranberry sauce recipe handwritten in the 1880s.
1/2 as much sugar as cranberries
1/2 as much water as sugar
Cook cranberries fast till they
stop popping — Rub through sieve –
Add sugar — Just let boil up &
pour in molds.
Refrigerate or freeze the cranberry sauce in mold. An old fashion method of releasing the cranberry sauce is to dip the metal mold into hot water before release, if necessary.
Music from wikipedia VocalLessonNumber51910_64kb
The Bride’s 1880s Handwritten Cook Book
An ebook of Ella’s other recipes in her own handwriting when she was a newly married in Fairfield Iowa in 1881 is available here alongside a transcription for easy reading.
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The Pioneer kitchen at the museum in Watertown New York is the scene for hands-on pioneer kitchen work for children during the Pioneer Times program. On the other side of the room you can see over 50 years in the future to a Victorian kitchen — a good way to compare historic kitchens side-by-side! Like
Visit the 1950s kitchen at Lansing Michigan’s Historical Museum (PDF). A youtuber posted a casual view of the exhibit:
Eva Eliscu as an expert on the history and customs of Western dining. Eva is an etiquette expert for the 21st century. Instead of simply telling us to “mind our manners,” she explains where manners came from – why we dine the way we dine.
Genesee Country Village & Museum is conveniently located South of Rt 90 in Le Roy / Mumford, New York. Video by Rena Goff of Merrymeeting Archives LLC. They offer historic cooking and cheese-making classes.
The Farmer’s Museum, also in upstate New York, holds workshops including A Morning at Lippitt Farmstead where you will collect eggs and other morning farm chores before helping to cook and then eat a farm breakfast of traditional foods such as sausage, eggs, Indian Cake, toast, and boiled coffee.