Posts Tagged: food history

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Remembering Windows On The World

Twenty-one years. On this year’s observance of the attack on the World Trade Center, that number and that place have been intertwined in my life long before the tragedy we recall every 9/11. I celebrated my 21st birthday at Windows

Trump’s Ketchup Connection

Like any good red-blooded American man, Donald Trump loves his ketchup. Whether dousing it on a well-done T-bone steak or White House walls, he can’t get enough of the sticky red stuff. In fact, if the White House kitchen cupboards

Trump’s Ketchup Connection

Like any good red-blooded American man, Donald Trump loves his ketchup. Whether dousing it on a well-done T-bone steak or White House walls, he can’t get enough of the sticky red stuff. In fact, if the White House kitchen cupboards

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

Entenmanns- Let Them Eat Cake. And Cookies

Cake consumption in my childhood home revolved around the classic Jewish bakery triumvirate – Ebinger’s, Sara Lee, and Entenmanns. While I don’t come from a family of bakers, I do come from a family who loves their cakes. And danish,

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

pilgrim TV dinner

Talking Turkey -TV Dinners and Thanksgiving

After 67 years, Swanson’s TV dinners may finally be making their rightful appearance as a place of honor at the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday table. For most of us, this year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be a first. The first Thanksgiving without

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Vintage ad Campbells Soup 1948

How Supermarkets Changed Us Pt II

If supermarkets are a showcase for the American way of life, the profusion of colorful packages and containers are the glitzy showgirls winking, shouting, and seducing us to select only them.  Each shopper free to choose from an array of

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

Fast Food Fit For a King

The image of a gleeful Donald Trump serving up greasy fast food  on glittering silver platters to college football Champions in the splendor of the White House State Dining Room caused quite a social media stir. For some it was

vintage kids trick or treating

Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

vintage kids trick or treating

Halloween Candy-Treat or Trick?

The scariest part of Halloween for many parents is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Relax. In mid-century America a Snickers bar would have been greeted with the same encouragement

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Cooling Down the Automatic Way

During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable hydrators. Always at the ready, these  plastic water bottles can be found  littering

Vintage Ad Vendo Vending Machines

Cooling Down the Automatic Way

During this oppressive heat wave, summer’s must have accessory is the ubiquitous water bottle. Whether Aquafina or Poland Springs no one leaves home without toting these portable hydrators. Always at the ready, these  plastic water bottles can be found  littering

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

vintage girl eating hot dog

Hot Dogs Cold War

Hot dogs, that very symbol of culinary democracy took on a special meaning during the cold war, especially in the summer of 1961. The fate of Nathans Hot Dogs hung in the balance. Barbecue Brigade Summer barbecues were a family

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants

WWI poster Food Conservation Immigrants

I Pledge Allegiance – Women & Food in WWI

As America entered the Great War in 1917, Uncle Sam encouraged all his hyphenated American nieces and nephews to join him in fighting this war to end all wars. “You came here seeking Freedom,” he told the masses of immigrants