Fried Pumpkin, 1882

Put those pie pumpkins to good use with this simple 19th-century side dish.

A 1916-Style School Lunch

A sample lunch basket and recipes for three warm school lunch items from a 1916 book called “The Rural School Lunch.”

Vintage School Lunch Recipes and Menus (1916-1960)

With school fast approaching, if it hasn’t already arrived, I thought it would be fun to have a little look at the history of school lunch in the United States. I won’t be covering the historical evolution of the school lunch programs or nutritional requirements in detail, at least not right now. This is more…

Milkemete Custard, c. 1450

This medieval custard pudding is thickened with flour and eggs and can be thickened and sweetened to taste.