Hardworking and unpretentious, this is one kitchen tool that gets better with age.
This fascinating slice of history may have you giving processed cheese a second chance at the dinner table.
Published: April 12, 2013
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.
Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman traces the charming history of America’s obsession with maple syrup.
Published: March 23, 2013
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
Our historic gastronomist puts this amazing technology to the test — and roasts a whole chicken in the microwave.
Mary Randolph’s cookbook helped shape American culinary identity and captured the domestic realities of its time.
Rich and warming, this historic winter cocktail is a welcome way to cheer winter’s darkest days.
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
As you feast with family, Sarah Lohman talks turkey, taking a look at the evolution of an American classic.
This faddish object combined old school elegance and modern day convenience to showcase the side dish everyone overlooks: cranberry sauce.
A collection of found recipe cards captures a personal food legacy and challenges preconceived notions of mid century cookery.
Published: October 18, 2012
Old spice tins hold more than fragrant dust — they tell a tale of changing tastebuds and vanished cooking fads.
Published: October 4, 2012
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