|Showing off the currant cake and ginger cookies I made over an open flame.|
In high school I spent two summers working in the historical buildings of Upper Canada Village. Since then I have been interested in the relationship between food and history. Now, I am studying to earn my Bachelor's in history at university and I hope that in the future I can continue learning about historical cookery.
This blog chronicles my adventures taking real historical recipes straight from the source, word-for-word and putting them to the test in a modern day kitchen. When I'm cooking I am constantly problem-solving, whether it is deciding how much "butter the size of an egg" is, at what temperature to bake a temperature-less cookie recipe, or trying to figure out what in the world galangal is. I encourage readers to try these recipes too, as cooking is a unique and interactive way to learn about history.
|Me on the far right, learning how to cook on a cast iron stove.|
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