Category Archives: Misc

Hearth to Hearth: Frontispieces of Old Cookbooks

Hearth to Hearth: Frontispieces of Old Cookbooks – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2001 At the beginning of many a cook book is a frontispiece, an illustration that tells us something about the culinary aspirations of its author. No matter what its theme, it promotes the cookbook as a harbinger of current dining fashion. Sometimes […]

Guess What? February 2001

Guess What Article for February 2001 By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Vicious look, ominously aggressive posture, in an attack mode — baring serrated teeth… yet docile, benign and caring with a humanitarian end result. How’s this for a set of conflicting enigmas. That’s what we’re asking you to wrestle with — an alligator-looking hand-operated […]

Hearth to Hearth: Sausage Making in America

Hearth to Hearth: Sausage Making in America – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2001 In the cold of the early American winter, butchering was an annual affair. On the farm, the large animals raised for the family’s meat were killed, dressed out, and preserved in a number of ways. Heedful of the […]

Hearth to Hearth: There's History In Your Frying Pan

Hearth to Hearth: There’s History In Your Frying Pan – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2001 There is a certain amount of confusion regarding the name for that three-legged, long-handled frying pan we call a “spider.” Collectors of kitchenware tell us that its shape evokes the arachnid-high stilty legs holding up a round black body. […]