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

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

Published: May 1, 2013 handmade and vintage goods

Kitchen Histories: The Velveeta Grilled Cheese

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

Published: April 12, 2013 handmade and vintage goods

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.

Published: March 25, 2013 handmade and vintage goods

Kitchen Histories: Maple Sugaring

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

Published: March 23, 2013 handmade and vintage goods

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.

Published: March 6, 2013 handmade and vintage goods

The Microwave Cookbook

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

Published: February 22, 2013
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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.Published: January 30, 2013 handmade and vintage goods

Kitchen Histories: The Virginia Housewife

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

Published: January 15, 2013

Kitchen Histories: The Tom and Jerry

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

Published: December 17, 2012



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.

Published: December 5, 2012


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.

Published: November 22, 2012


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.

Published: November 12, 2012


Kitchen Histories: Typewritten Recipe Cards

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

Published: October 18, 2012


The Historic Spice Cupboard

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

Published: October 4, 2012


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.

Published: September 11, 2012


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