Those Edwardians knew how to eat and the book contains recipes for Edwardian Leg of Lamb, Lobster Pudding, Oyster Roll, Leek Pie, Downton Pheasant Casserole, Lemon Creme Soufflé, Raspberries in Sherry Sabayon Sauce, Stilton Chowder, Queen Victoria Rice Pudding and Downton Abbey Honey Cake.
Early Friday on the day before we were to leave Puerto Vallarta, we drove to San Sebastian de Oeste, once a booming mining town in the Sierra Madres northeast of […]
The Rueda Wine Trail traces the history of viticulture in the provinces of Valladolid and Ávila where the wine production dates back to the 11th century
The Little Women Cookbook: Novel Takes on Classic Recipes from Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Friends, is a charming look at the way the characters of the book would have eaten back then.
Historic Spirits: Preserving the Past and Connecting to the Present with Journeyman Distillery & the Field Museum
The dazzling 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition brought 27 million people to Chicago which was no small feat given that the first gas powered automobile is credited to Karl Benz […]
Schimpff’s, one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States, dates back to the late 1800s.
Schimpff's, one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the United States, opened in its present location in 1891 but the family has been making candy in the Jeffersonville area long before that.
The Golden Lamb had been open for three decades or so when Lincoln visited Lebanon, Ohio. Though no records exist that he dined or stayed at what was then a […]
The Judges have Spoken Judging for the 17th Annual Indiana Wine Fair took place on May 4 and 5, 2019, in the Old Barn at Story Indiana. Eight judges participated: […]
It’s not pleasant to imagine what the world might have been like if Winston Churchill hadn’t been able to persuade his chef, Georgina Landemare to leave the kitchen where she […]
Indiana University Press is running a Goodreads giveaway for my new book Lincoln Road Trip (due out this spring) from now until December 19th. If anyone is interested, here is […]
I’ve spent a lot of time lately traversing Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio following, so to speak, in Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps . And while it’s not recorded that Lincoln […]
Open House Chicago (OHC), now in its eighth year, is for anyone who has ever walked past a building, questioning what it was like inside, wanted to investigate a neighborhood […]
My first morning in Queretaro, about a 90 minute drive north of Mexico City, I walked along the cobblestone streets in the city’s historic center to the fairy tale castle-like […]
High in the Sierra Madres, we follow the twisting road from Puerto Vallarta and the seaside on our way to San Sebastian de Oeste. Crossing the long spanned bridge over […]
Built in 1889, Tippecanoe Place, a fine dining restaurant in South Bend is an elaborately gabled and turreted 24,000-square-foot Richardsonian Romanesque-style house which belonged to Clem Studebaker, one of the […]
Book combines poetry, prose and food Chef Myra Kornfeld and poet Stephen Massimilla have put together a luscious cookbook illustrating how poetry, prose and food have been inspirational throughout history. […]