Posts Tagged: nutrition

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

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 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

boy eating bacon

Who Says You’re Right in Liking Meat?

  Who says “you’re right in liking meat?” Certainly not the World Health Organization who caused mass hysteria recently by adding much beloved processed foods like bacon, sausage, cold cuts and hot dogs to the list of cancer causing items.

boy eating bacon

Who Says You’re Right in Liking Meat?

  Who says “you’re right in liking meat?” Certainly not the World Health Organization who caused mass hysteria recently by adding much beloved processed foods like bacon, sausage, cold cuts and hot dogs to the list of cancer causing items.

vintage girl eating chocolate Bar

Wholesome Candy-Treat or Trick?

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not

vintage girl eating chocolate Bar

Wholesome Candy-Treat or Trick?

For some parents the scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of all the candy their children will consume once they’ve brought home their haul. Chill. It may be hard to swallow but once upon a time candy was not

vintage woman home freezer

Kitchen Garden All Year Round

Thanks to war-time research and  American know how, growing up in suburban mid-century America  I would be the happy recipient of a veritable bushel basket of sun-kissed, vitamin rich fruits and vegetables. No other country we were told  “has the

vintage woman home freezer

Kitchen Garden All Year Round

Thanks to war-time research and  American know how, growing up in suburban mid-century America  I would be the happy recipient of a veritable bushel basket of sun-kissed, vitamin rich fruits and vegetables. No other country we were told  “has the

vintage illustration girl eating bread

Dubious Diets- The Bread Diet

  Dubious diets are as American as…well…. all-you-can-eat apple pie. Relying on fad diets to shed a few pounds has been handed down from gullible generation to gullible generation willing to swallow anything promising a trim figure. In 1938 The

vintage illustration girl eating bread

Dubious Diets- The Bread Diet

  Dubious diets are as American as…well…. all-you-can-eat apple pie. Relying on fad diets to shed a few pounds has been handed down from gullible generation to gullible generation willing to swallow anything promising a trim figure. In 1938 The

1918 Housewife

Crisco and Kosher Kitchen Culture

 Once upon a time to a transfixed nation, trans fats were not the troublesome substance we now view them as but were the very symbol of scientific progress. If the FDA has their way about it, bad-for-you- hydrogenated oils, i.e.

1918 Housewife

Crisco and Kosher Kitchen Culture

 Once upon a time to a transfixed nation, trans fats were not the troublesome substance we now view them as but were the very symbol of scientific progress. If the FDA has their way about it, bad-for-you- hydrogenated oils, i.e.

WWII food Nutrition war plant

Velveeta for Victory in WWII

The cheesepocalypse is upon us and we are approaching ground zero! Shell shocked Americans are going through a meltdown over the shortage of velveeta endangering the very lifeblood of their Superbowl nachos. Jonesing for their liquid gold, it’s all out

WWII food Nutrition war plant

Velveeta for Victory in WWII

The cheesepocalypse is upon us and we are approaching ground zero! Shell shocked Americans are going through a meltdown over the shortage of velveeta endangering the very lifeblood of their Superbowl nachos. Jonesing for their liquid gold, it’s all out

vintage illustration familly meal

Viva Velveeta – Dependable Dishes for the Depression

Though some might wish for Velveeta to be vanquished permanently from the culinary landscape, to others venerable Velveeta has earned a place of honor in the America kitchen. Like Faith Channing. For over 80 years Velveeta has been a vital

vintage illustration familly meal

Viva Velveeta – Dependable Dishes for the Depression

Though some might wish for Velveeta to be vanquished permanently from the culinary landscape, to others venerable Velveeta has earned a place of honor in the America kitchen. Like Faith Channing. For over 80 years Velveeta has been a vital