Sneak Peek of Kentucky Sweets by Author Sarah C. Baird (Free Book Excerpt!)

Sneak Peek of Kentucky Sweets by Author Sarah C. Baird (Free Book Excerpt!)

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Today’s giveaway features a mouthwatering sneak peek of Kentucky Sweets: Bourbon Balls, Spoonbread & Mile High Pie by Sarah C. Baird. To all of our Kentuckian readers: February 8 has been declared “Kentucky Sweets Day,” with participation from a number of local bakeries in Lexington, Kentucky–so mark your calendars! About the book: Kentuckians from frontiersmen to [...]

Historic Recipes from Pacific Northwest Cuisine & Black Swamp Food

Historic Recipes from Pacific Northwest Cuisine & Black Swamp Food

War of 1812 reenactors at Fort Meigs

Happy Friday! If you’re looking for some delicious recipes rooted in local history for your weekend meals, look no further. The first recipe comes from A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy.  With a dash of humor, culinarian Marc Hinton has chronicled the bounty of the Pacific Northwest from the mastodon meals of the [...]

Free Book Friday: Austin Breakfast Tacos

Free Book Friday: Austin Breakfast Tacos

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“Don’t judge your taco by its price”  ―Hunter S. Thompson Happy Free Book Friday, amigos. Today’s giveaway offers mouth-watering recipes from the Lone Star State’s capital–read on for how to win Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day… 1) Enjoy the free chapter excerpt below (taco recipes included) and then 2) comment on [...]

Free Book Friday: Austin Food Blogger Alliance Book Giveaway

Free Book Friday: Austin Food Blogger Alliance Book Giveaway

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“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”  —Yogi Berra Happy Free Book Friday! Today’s giveaway offers a plethora of mouth-watering recipes from the Lone Star State’s capital… Read the free chapter excerpt below (recipes included) and then comment on this post by Sunday, April 7 (by midnight) for your chance [...]

Three Thanksgiving Recipes from Tiffany Harelik

Three Thanksgiving Recipes from Tiffany Harelik

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Three holiday-flavored recipes taken from Tiffany Harelik’s Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Austin Edition, Vols I & II. Bon appétit! Gingerspice Ale Courtesy of Schmaltz A citrus fresh tonic that uses cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Yield:  4-6 drinks 6 cups water 1 cup fresh ginger root, grated 1 cup sugar 4 teaspoons dried whole cloves 4 cinnamon sticks 1 lemon 1 lime [...]

Antique Eats: A History of Chowder Whets the Appetites of Summer Festival Goers

Antique Eats: A History of Chowder Whets the Appetites of Summer Festival Goers

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“And such clam chowder as it was! Thick, juicy, succulent, it dripped down our throats like a sustaining nectar, some paradisal liquid that an angel must have evolved and mixed.” —C.H. Towne, 1921 A plethora of chowders enriches, inspires and influences New England cuisine. As the quintessential New England soup, chowder has a unique culinary history that compels [...]

Free Book Friday: Summer Arrives Along with Four Seas Ice Cream

Free Book Friday: Summer Arrives Along with Four Seas Ice Cream

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Happy Free Book Friday, everybody! Today’s giveaway kicks off a summer of cold treats from the Cape’s oldest and most storied ice cream shop. We’re especially excited about this freebie because of its signature ice cream recipes (including The Kennedys’ Favorite Fresh Peach Ice Cream)! Comment at the end of this blog post for your chance to [...]

Two Beloved Recipes for Your Next Antebellum Party

Two Beloved Recipes for Your Next Antebellum Party

Photo by Frank R. Bealer, 1906. Courtesy of Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection, tho372.

The phrase “southern cuisine” conjures up visions of sweet tea, crunchy fried chicken and biscuits so thick we could use them as (greasy) paperweights. Fortunately, we’ve found southern food recipes that exceed our KFC-quality daydreams. Informative and full of mouth-watering traditions, Rick McDaniel’s An Irresistible History of Southern Food: Four Centuries of Black-Eyed Peas, Collard [...]

Antique Eats: Tasty Recipes from Yesteryear

Antique Eats: Tasty Recipes from Yesteryear

This photo of the kitchen and fireplace at Cherry Grove plantation in Maryland shows pots hanging from the back bar. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Got a sweet tooth for delectable history? So do we. Combine our sugary cravings with the rich historical palate of the Lake Michigan region, and you can see why we gobbled up “Midwest Sweet Baking History.”  We love that author Jenny Lewis (CCE, CHE) takes classic Midwest ingredients (like beet sugar and pumpkin) and, in [...]