Oct 1, 2010
In a series of local appearances, journalist Elaine Weiss discusses her new book "Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War."
by Sam Worley
Chicagoland, Food Chain, Lit & Lectures, Free Shit, Food & Drink, Other Stuff, Apropos of Nothing, Swag, Books, Land armies, Elaine Weiss, Jane Addams, Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War, World War I, Libertyville, 19th Amendment, women's suffrage, gender, urban gardening, local foods, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Horticultural Society, Angela Mason, community gardening, Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago, Jane Addams Hull House Museum, soup dinner, Slow Food Chicago, food security, Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Food & Drink,
Food & Drink Feature,
Dec 17, 2009
Mince pie was once inextricable from our national identity. Blamed for bad health, murderous dreams, the downfall of Prohibition, and the decline of the white race, it nonetheless persisted as an American staple through the 1940s. So what happened?
by Cliff Doerksen
Food & Drink Feature, apple pie, mince pie, as American as apple pie, Marion Howland, Common Sense in the Household, Old Victory Distillery, James Whitcomb Riley, Dry Law, Horace Fletcher, digestion-ash, Dr. Fenton B. Turck, Dr. Andre Tridon, Chicago Defender, Albert Allen, George Humphreys, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, suet, beef fat, Villager Foods, apple cider, National Society for the Promotion of Health, The Pickwick Papers, temperance movement, John Mason Tyler, Reverend Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Pure Food and Drug laws, 19th Amendment, Slideshow