Slices of History

  • Then and Now

    Note: this post was written by Jennifer Millsap of Mulino, Oregon. She contacted me through Etsy to tell me how delighted she was to find our new v...
  • The Fascinating History of Joy of Cooking

    This post is a riff on "Joy of Cooking," that classic book on American cuisine mentioned in our post Elevate Your Home Cooking. Many cooks know it has been in print for a long time, first published in 1936. But few cooks know that Irma S. Rombauer was a prominent socialite and hostess in St. Louis, Missouri.