Friday, March 06, 2009

history of THAT cookie!

OK. I love food. I love food history. I love vintage cookbooks.

But how do I feel about this? I'm not so sure. While I would love to know where the hell we got some of the food we eat, and I would be happy to tell you how Campbell's cream of mushroom soup became a staple in 'American' cooking (but only if you have an hour), this is a scooch over the top, me thinks.

OED Word of the day

Today's word of the day from The Oxford English Dictionary: "purvey"

I worked in the food industry for 5 years before I learned it was spelled 'purveyor'. I thought it was 'proveyer'. As in provide. But I never had enough confidence so I just used used 'vendor'.

Monday, March 02, 2009

If only my writing were legible...

This would be so cool - but only if I could read my own writing :)