Posts Tagged: food

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

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

vintage illustration 1950s husband and wife

Atomic Passion – The Utterly Unauthorized Story of My Conception

It was spring 1954. While the Cold War was frozen solid, thanks to a temporary thaw in my parents own chilly clashes, I would be conceived on a sweltering hot night that June.   The year had started with a

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

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

WWI Food Conservation Eat Less Bread

Women and Food Will Win the War – WWI

Food shaming is nothing new Nearly 100 years ago dietary transgressions were darn near treasonable. Not unlike today there was a moralization of food choices but it was based less on nutrition and health than patriotism. A century before the

vintage suburban man at barbecue steaks

America at Steak

More Sizzle Than Steak Donald Trump can  boast about his juicy steaks all he wants but when it comes to substance and policy…where’s the beef? The Republican front runner is plainly just more sizzle than steak. There’s just too much

vintage suburban man at barbecue steaks

America at Steak

More Sizzle Than Steak Donald Trump can  boast about his juicy steaks all he wants but when it comes to substance and policy…where’s the beef? The Republican front runner is plainly just more sizzle than steak. There’s just too much

Vintage photo housewife shopping for meat

Where’s the Beef?

  When it comes to American exceptionalism, we Americans have long had an exceptionally voracious appetite for red meat, making us the proud leader of the free, meat-eatin’ world. In this land of democracy, meat has reigned as king. But

Vintage photo housewife shopping for meat

Where’s the Beef?

  When it comes to American exceptionalism, we Americans have long had an exceptionally voracious appetite for red meat, making us the proud leader of the free, meat-eatin’ world. In this land of democracy, meat has reigned as king. But