A Note on News and Quotations

At present, I (your archivist/blogger Kira) am going through some of the many presentations I’ve done on the History of Food & Drink Collection over the last 6+ years and, in the process, have stumbled back over some of my favorite quotes. In thinking about other ideas for the blog, you might see a subtle shift. In addition to the second-half-of-the-week feature item, keep your eyes open for an early week quote or culinary-related news story. Believe me, we’re NOT the only ones talking about food!


 

“One month during the year should be free of any special cleaning, so the homemaker may have a holiday from routine even if the family does not go away on an annual vacation.”

-House Cleaning Management and Methods. Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1834, January 1940


“The food in tin containers exposed [to a nuclear blast] at 3,750 feet and greater distances away, was undamaged except for perforations from flying bits of shattered glass window panes…the food was not adversely affected.”

-Those Blasted Canned Foods: Exhibit on Nuclear Tests in Nevada by the National Canners Association. Presented at Horticulture Show, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1956

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One thought on “A Note on News and Quotations

  1. Fowler’s “Food for Fifty” was the text for VT’s quantity cookery class in the ’50s. I took the text with me and as a young bride, amazed the church ladies with answers to quantities to be purchased for group meals. Later when the first baby was due I donated a copy to be kept in the kitchen so others could find answers.

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