Posts Tagged: food

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

vintage Boy holding hort dogs

Hot Dog Competition

A summer staple at my 1960’s family barbecues was the ritual hot dog competition not in competitive eating but dissecting who made the best toothsome well turned frank. The mouth-watering aroma of grilling franks wafting through the suburban air sparked

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Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

Redskins logo

Redskins Remain – Heap How!

Many were on the warpath over the use of the offensive name Redskins. Now, our long national debate over the Washington football team Redskins is finally over. Score one for the racists! In a nod to making America great again,

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

Passover Traditions. Hagaddah, Lipton Soup Mix

A Passover Tradition

From the Holiday Archive: Like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix produced no tears. That dehydrated marvel of mid-century cookery was a staple in my Mothers repertoire. Mom joined the legion of happy homemakers who were overjoyed

vintage ad Uncle sam hat Kellogg's cereal

Kellogg’s vs Breitbart The Choice is Yours

After Tony the Tiger took on Pepe the Frog, Breitbart the populist home for the alt right has declared all out war on Kellogg’s. Once Kellogg’s pulled its advertising  from that popular  platform for white nationalists, deciding the site was

vintage ad Uncle sam hat Kellogg's cereal

Kellogg’s vs Breitbart The Choice is Yours

After Tony the Tiger took on Pepe the Frog, Breitbart the populist home for the alt right has declared all out war on Kellogg’s. Once Kellogg’s pulled its advertising  from that popular  platform for white nationalists, deciding the site was

Lucy Dolly Madison Cake ad

Merchandising First Ladies

Melania Trump is getting a lot of heat for  promoting her jewelry line on a government  site. But is Melania the first First Lady to cash in on her husband’s name? Rutherford  B. Hayes wife Lucy, an advocate of temperance

Lucy Dolly Madison Cake ad

Merchandising First Ladies

Melania Trump is getting a lot of heat for  promoting her jewelry line on a government  site. But is Melania the first First Lady to cash in on her husband’s name? Rutherford  B. Hayes wife Lucy, an advocate of temperance

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

paper doll book illustration 1960s

Happy National Junk Food Day

Junk Food a go-go circa 1966. “Happy National Junk Food Day” from “This Years Girl. “

paper doll book illustration 1960s

Happy National Junk Food Day

Junk Food a go-go circa 1966. “Happy National Junk Food Day” from “This Years Girl. “

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

vintage image children eating donuts

Happy National Donut Day

Doughnuts to dollars, this is a favorite day of celebration for many. From coast to coast, thousands are lining up outside their local Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kremes for a free doughnut. Donuts or Doughnuts, glazed or  powdered sugar, Americans

vintage image children eating donuts

Happy National Donut Day

Doughnuts to dollars, this is a favorite day of celebration for many. From coast to coast, thousands are lining up outside their local Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kremes for a free doughnut. Donuts or Doughnuts, glazed or  powdered sugar, Americans

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish

Detail Collage- Constant Cravings by Sally Edelstein. Collage composed of appropriated vintage images

Disordered Eating

  Our eating really got disordered over half a century a go. In a culture where many still feel unempowered, where rigid beauty standards and body shaming run rampant  and women still learn to nurture others while neglecting to nourish