Thursday, October 6, 2011

Food History

We didn't have a cocktail this week, since Scott was feeling sick. Instead, I thought I would share with you what I was watching last night.

Appetite City is a fabulous TV series on New York City local TV. It's about the history of food in New York, and to a certain extent, America as a whole. I have been finding it rather fascinating. You can watch full episodes online.

I was turned on to this show by historical gastronomist, Sarah Lohman. I've been following her blog, Four Pounds Flour, for a while now. She researches historic food and tries old recipes, posting the results on her site. She both converts old recipes for the modern kitchen and demonstrates hearth cooking at a historic site. She also cooks during a segment of the Appetite City show. You can watch her try pickled oysters or the original baked Alaska. You can read about her adventures from cooking bear meat to trying recipes from the very beginning of the vegan movement.

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