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To Make bisket​, a recipe from the Baumfylde manuscript

31 January 2018

Later this spring, I’m flying to Los Angeles to participate in a workshop entitled “Transcribing and Interpreting Digital Recipe Manuscripts” at the...


29 December 2017

What’s in a name? Back in October I was skimming Twitter and saw the word “Rambooze” for the first time in my life in this tweet from the Shakespeare’s World...

to make mince piyes my Mother’s way

13 December 2017

This recipe was featured in Jenn Hall’s wonderful article about our project in Edible Philly. Many of the culinary manuscripts that I’ve paged through in libraries...

To boile Chickens on sorrell sops.

10 November 2017

I snipped the last leaves of sorrel off the plant on my porch this morning. We’re on the verge of the first frost in Philadelphia and I’m harvesting the last of my summer...