Blue Berries: The New World Food

Written by Phin Upham Blueberries are a New World food, so named because they originated from the Americas. The indigo colored fruit was often eaten fresh, but colonial cooks found the taste so similar to other berries that they found their way into all kinds of dishes. It was common to find blueberry preserves or […]

The Delicious Origins of Fried Cheese

Written by Phin Upham Though chain restaurants like Olive Garden have popularized the idea, not a single one is the true originator of fried cheese. Although, it’s next to impossible to find the true creator. The name is lost to history, but the act of breading and frying cheese is fortunately still alive and well. […]

Japanese and Chinese Sweet Potatoes

This article was written by Phineas Upham The sweet potato is one of the most important crops in the natural world. It’s a root crop that nurtures millions of people all over the world, and it clues food historians into how humans manipulated crops to grow. We believe, for instance, that the sweet potato likely […]

Biography of Zero 7

Written by Phin Upham Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker got their first taste of the music biz serving tea to the likes of Robert Plant and the Pet Shop Boys in London. Soon, the two were helping to mix and record tracks. In fact, the better parts of the 90s were spent honing their production […]

The Story of Maple Sugar

This article was written by Phin Upham The Native Americans were credited as being the first group of people to tap into a maple tree and use its sap to flavor their food. They handed the technique down to the Europeans, who adapted the sap for use when their stores of sugar or molasses ran […]

Olive Oil: An Ancient Treasure

This article was written by Phin Upham Pliny said that there were two liquids most agreeable to the human body. The first is wine, which is good for the inside. The second is oil, which is good for the outside. Olive oil was the treasure of the Mediterranean, but other cultures used animal fat for […]

The Average Day of a Colonist Told through Meals

Written by Phineas Upham When the colonists first set foot on Plymouth Rock, they had a lot of building to do. Their days were full of work, from practically morning until dawn. Today’s workers conform to a more rigid schedule, with time throughout the day to eat three square meals. Here is just a small […]