Smithfield Plantation, as it is called near where I live, is not the same as Smithfield in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Our Smithfield, a landmark seen from the business bypass of 460 W, rests on a knoll and you can see it every time you drive by. Some of the surrounding land became … More Landmark

Modernist Cuisine: French-Influenced, Of Course (Hint: “Cuisine”)

Culinary History Has To Be Analyzed Like Art History ~~ Nathan Myhrvold “Modernist Cuisine is a six-volume, 2,438-page set that is des­tined to rein­vent cook­ing. The lav­ishly illus­trated books use thou­sands of orig­i­nal images to make the sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy clear and engaging.” That tantailizing passage refers to the first edition of a book that costs as much … More Modernist Cuisine: French-Influenced, Of Course (Hint: “Cuisine”)

Old Cookbooks Online — Some New Goodies

165  of Virginia Tech’s Newman Library’s collection of thousands of rare and antique cookbooks just went digital. Most of the books stem from the late nineteenth century and many illustrate the trend toward scientific home making, or home economics. Browse the entire list HERE. Some of the highlights include: Edward Smith’s  Foods. New York: D. … More Old Cookbooks Online — Some New Goodies