Etsy Kitchen Histories

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Kitchen Histories: Hot Chocolate

Sarah Lohmann concocts an historically accurate cup of cocoa and looks at the story behind this wintertime favorite.

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Kitchen Histories: The Great Cookie Swap

Holiday cookies are more than sugar and sprinkles – they hold cherished memories. Etsians are exploring creative ways to capture and share the magic.

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Kitchen Histories: Easy-as-Pie Apple Peeler

Take a turn learning about a historic timesaver, and discover a recipe for a unique, Thanksgiving-worthy treat.

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Kitchen Histories: Trick-or-Treat

Halloween is a night for costumes, jack-o-lanterns, tricks and treats — but when did we start running through the streets demanding candy, anyway?

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Kitchen Histories: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Sarah Lohman digs into the sticky history of a classic combo and shares the source for the original PB&J.

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Kitchen Histories: Tiki Time

A campy post-war cultural moment is experiencing a popular resurgence as a new generation discovers cocktails like the Mai Tai.

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Kitchen Histories: Fancy Ice Creams

Parmesan-flavored, chicken-shaped ice cream? No, really – it was a thing. Read on for a savory history of frozen treats.

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Kitchen Histories: The Ice Pick

An attempt to use this simple tool reveals getting the perfect chip off the old block involves quite a bit of skill.

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goodsKitchen Histories: The Indestructible Cast Iron Pan

Hardworking and unpretentious, this is one kitchen tool that gets better with age.

 

 

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Kitchen Histories: The Velveeta Grilled Cheese

This fascinating slice of history may have you giving processed cheese a second chance at the dinner table.

 

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Kitchen Histories: The Bimuelo Pan

Often called an egg pan, an escargot pan, or a poffertjes pan, this useful kitchen tool is used by multiple cultures for making fried dough treats.

 

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Kitchen Histories: Maple Sugaring

Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman traces the charming history of America’s obsession with maple syrup.

 

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Kitchen Histories: The Mortar and Pestle

This utilitarian kitchen tool holds the key to unlocking spices’ most wonderful flavors, as Sarah Lohman discovers while making a historical curry.

 

 

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The Microwave Cookbook

Our historic gastronomist puts this amazing technology to the test — and roasts a whole chicken in the microwave.

 

 

 

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Kitchen Histories: The Measuring Spoon

Fannie Farmer was celebrated and criticized for standardizing American recipes, and her legacy remains powerful today.

 

 

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Kitchen Histories: The Virginia Housewife

Mary Randolph’s cookbook helped shape American culinary identity and captured the domestic realities of its time.

Kitchen Histories: The Tom and Jerry

Rich and warming, this historic winter cocktail is a welcome way to cheer winter’s darkest days.

 

 

Kitchen Histories: Bûche de Noël

A charming log-shaped mold triggers an exploration into holiday history and how the traditional Yule log morphed into a frosted treat.

 

Kitchen Histories: The Iconic Thanksgiving Turkey

As you feast with family, Sarah Lohman talks turkey, taking a look at the evolution of an American classic.

 

Kitchen Histories: Cranberry Sauce Serving Set

This faddish object combined old school elegance and modern day convenience to showcase the side dish everyone overlooks: cranberry sauce.

 

Kitchen Histories: Typewritten Recipe Cards

A collection of found recipe cards captures a personal food legacy and challenges preconceived notions of mid century cookery.

 

The Historic Spice Cupboard

Old spice tins hold more than fragrant dust — they tell a tale of changing tastebuds and vanished cooking fads.

 

 

The Magic Whisk

Over time, this humble kitchen tool has evolved in both design and ease-of-use. Sarah Lohman puts vintage models to the test, with surprising results.

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