Archive for 'What’s Cooking Wednesdays'
Leave a comment on the bottom of this post telling us your favorite food smell. and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to win a copy of Eating with Uncle Sam from the Foundation for the National Archives! Smells are everywhere. Realtors bake cookies and make coffee to help sell houses. Proud [...]
If you really want to be scared by food, don’t miss “Food Frights” on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the National Archives Building! David Gregory of NPR will moderate this discussion about how America’s government became involved in food safety and how food safety will look in the future. One of our panelists is Chef José Andrés [...]
Posted by Hilary on October 26, 2011, under What's Cooking, What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: asparagus custard, baked head, beef, Chewf Jose Andres, David Gregory, mamie eisenhower's fluffy turnips, Manual for Army cooks, rabbit, recipes, What's Cooking Uncle Sam?
This postcard (ARC 2657925) was enclosed with several others as part of a letter from Acting Secretary of State Robert Bacon to U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Whitelaw Reid regarding postcards that were circulating in South Africa regarding the meatpacking industry. Do you like to be scared? If you do, forget about watching Halloween [...]
Posted by Hilary on October 19, 2011, under What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: borax, formaldehyde, Halloween, Meat Inspection Act, poison squad, Pure Food and Drug Act, Spanish-American War, sulfuric acid
Since it’s fall and October, our thoughts naturally turned to Oktoberfest as a possible topic for What’s Cooking Wednesdays. However, one too many encounters with Upton Sinclair’s letter to President Teddy Roosevelt about the working conditions in meat factories had us avoiding the bratwurst. And, apparently, drinking beer in the office is hugely frowned upon by the management. So [...]
Posted by Victoria on October 5, 2011, under Recipes, Unusual documents, What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: American Cone and Pretzel Co., Bureau of Chemistry, Department of Agriculture, Leslie Simon, National Archives at Philadelphia, pretzels, Rold Gold
This week’s edition of What’s Cooking Wednesday comes from Kathleen Crosman, an archivist at the National Archives at Seattle. Those who manned fire lookout towers were essentially camping out for weeks at a time. They had to pack their rations, which were mostly canned or nonperishable food, and prepare what meals they could. Today’s high-tech, [...]
Posted by Victoria on September 28, 2011, under - The 1960s, Recipes, What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: cookbooks, lookout cookbooks, National Archives at Seattle, Office of the Forest Service