Early Modern Kitchen Garden References

This post provides references to three works mentioned in my talk to the Farm to Table  New Orleans International Symposium, August 204, 2013. If you attended my talk I do encourage you to write to me with questions and comments. The French Gardiner by Nicolas de Bonnefons, translated by John Evelyn, 1654.  This is the … Continue reading Early Modern Kitchen Garden References

Charles Dickens and Turkeys

It seems impossible, but the fact is that Christmas wasn't celebrated in the United States until well into the nineteenth century. The Puritan settlers in New England did not celebrate any holiday that was not specifically sanctioned by the bible. Christmas is not a biblical holiday, and so Christmas was a workday. Even in the … Continue reading Charles Dickens and Turkeys