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Hearth to Hearth: Halloween, The Food and the Frolic

Hearth to Hearth: Halloween: The Food and the Frolic – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2002 Most recognize it’s original name—All Hallows Eve—and remember that this was the time when spirits of the dead returned to earth to roam their old haunts and perhaps make contact with those still among the living. Some may […]

Hearth to Hearth: Native American Cooking Tools

Hearth to Hearth: Native American Cooking Tools – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 Summer is the season for powwows. Like stepping stones across America, a series of colorful festivals offers, as part of the entertainment, tastes of traditional fry bread, beans, and assorted specialties, many of which date back to the nineteenth century. These […]

Hearth to Hearth: Passover Foods

Hearth to Hearth: Passover Foods – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2002 Passover is for many Jews the best holiday of the year. After more than 5,000 years of recorded history, its celebrations of freedom and the new planting season are as inspiring as one could wish. The ritual seder meals are home based, usually […]

Hearth to Hearth: The Fireless Cooker

Hearth to Hearth: The Fireless Cooker – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2001 The fireless cooker was a strange beast. Even its name seemed to be a contradiction in terms. It cooked without fire and provided an effortless hot meal. Its early history is open to speculation and lies vaguely in the past, but […]

Hearth to Hearth: Sallets

Hearth to Hearth: Sallets – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2001 One often hears that our ancestors did not eat salads. The remark is all-too often made with a certain amount of scorn and some kind of pity for those poor ignorant souls who didn’t know anything about nutrition and still less about good cooking. […]

Hearth to Hearth: Hasty Pudding & the Pudding Stick

Hearth to Hearth: Hasty Pudding & the Pudding Stick – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2001 The most plebian of kitchen tools are sometimes the hardest to identify. The pudding stick, or mush stick, is a great example of the need to work out the puzzle by coordinating a surprising variety of sources that encompasses […]

Hearth to Hearth: The Stove

Hearth to Hearth: The Stove – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2001 Today the word stove conjures up the large blocky industrially-made appliance that sits in the kitchen and produces heat fairly automatically. It cooks and bakes with an increasingly interesting array of fuels. It is almost universally owned and found in just about every […]

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 […]