Have you ever been to a living history museum with first person interpretation? Many times these types of museums are held up as prime examples of history interpreted, the best museums to visit, and certainly the most fun. While the fun is definitely there, in my experience, first person interpretation in a museum setting isn’t helpful or accurate in educating the public.
I’m Sarah. Wife, mom of 3, historian, podcaster, author, baker, chicken wrangler, and aspiring gardener/homesteader.
This is a place where History and Homesteading intersect.
I love organizing, but I’m not necessarily good at it. I think a lot of people must be like me, because it’s reflected in American stores everywhere I go. Lots of different organization products and systems abound. There are some great ideas out there. But many of them are expensive and most of them are made out of plastic. That’s never really appealed much to me. Enter: vintage glass refrigerator dishes.
I like the idea of seasonal cooking. Using produce, meats, even dairy and eggs in season as it was available is something our great-grandparents were familiar with. Once grocery store chains, refrigeration, and global shipping became more common, the idea of seasonal eating faded mostly into memory. I think it’s fun to look through old cookbooks that had seasonal menus in mind, like the cookbook pictured above.
Autumn is a time where we shift gears, slow down, and take in the changing of the seasons. At least that’s what I’d like to do! With three holidays three months in a row, to be honest it feels like it’s full steam ahead. If I want any kind of slow down or mental break, I have to carve that time out and make myself take that time.
When I was hunting for the next Vintage Autumn Series recipe, that’s just the kind of recipe I was trying to find – something that was cozy and worth slowing down for.
Victory Kitchen is an exploration of food rationing in wartime America. Join me – author, historian, and vintage foodie – as I delve into World War II cookbooks, recipes and menu plans to discover how our grandmas got their food to fight for victory!
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