A decorated 14th-century mincemeat pie with pork, cheese and spices.
Spiced Fig Tarts (1390)
Tourteletes en Fryture is a medieval English recipe that would make a perfect dessert for your next Christmas party.
This 15th-century ginger and honey confection is deliciously spicy and only takes about 25 minutes to make!
Christmas in the Middle Ages
The Christmas traditions, music and food of medieval Europe.
Expand your Holiday Repertoire with Four Vintage Cranberry Recipes (1919)
Featuring Eatmor Cranberry recipes for Cranberry jelly, sauce, cranberry butter and Pie.
Hallowe’en Pumpkin Pie (1919)
Celebrate Halloween with a dairy-free pumpkin pie from 1919.
New York Gingerbread, 1899
Today’s recipe is an interesting 19th century take on a classic: Gingerbread. Unlike most traditional gingerbread that is dense, dark, and heavy on ginger, this “New York” Gingerbread is soft and fluffy and has subtler flavors. When we think of gingerbread we tend to imagine little crunchy cookies shaped into little men for the Christmas…
Hallowe’en Salad, a Retro Gelatin Treat
This mid-century recipe is incredibly easy to make and is about as authentic as it gets.
BE MINE. Love, Esther Howland
Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day existed long before Hallmark and holiday-themed jewelry ads. Valentine greetings were popular even before roses became the “flower of love” or kindergarteners crafted valentine boxes (arguably the best activity in all of K-12). Valentine’s Day goes back to ancient Rome and early Christianity but nobody seems to know exactly…