Yearly Archives: 2017

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Coffee?

By |2019-06-03T22:24:20+00:00September 30th, 2017|Food Blog|

Climate change has recently been disturbing coffee production in countries such as Cameroon, Haiti, and Côte d'Ivoire.  The consumer's concerns about reduced flavor quality and increased pricing for a cup of coffee (due to a [...]

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“Rayt . . . or Wright: Why Moroccan Teapots Look British” by Iziar de Miguel

By |2019-06-03T22:30:30+00:00June 18th, 2017|Food Blog|

By the end of the nineteenth century, metalwork made in Europe began competing with the local production of Morocco.  European merchants started to sell objects inspired by the local craftsmanship from the North of Africa. [...]

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At the White House: Honoré Julien, Edith Hern Fossett, and Frances Gillette Hern

By |2019-06-03T22:50:51+00:00February 25th, 2017|19th Century Food, Eighteenth Century, Food Blog, Food, France & Politics|

April 3, 1807 was a regular workday for the chef Honoré Julien (1760–1830) and his assistants Edith Hern Fossett (1787-1854) and Frances Gillette Hern (1788-after 1827), both of whom were enslaved.  When they were preparing [...]

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“A Very Sweet Present: Moroccan Sugar Loaves” by Iziar de Miguel

By |2018-08-13T21:55:00+00:00January 27th, 2017|Food Blog|

In Morocco sugar loaves are offered on the occasion of a marriage proposal (two sugar loaves), weddings, births, or visits to persons celebrating their return from the pilgrimage to Mekka.  It is said that sugar [...]

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