How to Make 1915 Deviled German Potatoes
Step inside the historic Edison Homestead and see a step-by-step historic cooking demo for a 1915 deviled German potato recipe. Patience demonstrates what it was like cooking on an early 20th century coal-burning stove and using seasonal autumn ingredients, such as the potato.
The main ingredien...
How to Make 1803 Carrot Fritters
Step inside the historic birthplace of William Holmes McGuffey and see a step-by-step historic cooking demo for an 1803 carrot fritter recipe. Kelly demonstrates what it was like cooking over an open hearth and using seasonal autumn ingredients.
This simple carrot fritter recipe uses orange and ...
1915 Snowball Cookies from Edison Homestead
The snowball cookies are made at Edison Homestead in Greenfield Village. The recipe is taken from the 1915 Lake of the Woods Milling Company Limited, The Five Roses Cook Book.
Though called snowballs, the recipe called for these cookies to be cut into squares. Rest assured, they are just as de...
Seasonal Recipes from Firestone Farm
Savor the season with three period salad recipes, each highlighting the heirloom produce grown at Firestone Farm in Greenfield Village. Watch as a master presenter prepares each recipe, then try them out in your own kitchen.
History of African American Farm Families During the Industrial Age
Through the lens of historic photographs, we learn a story of African American history. Today, African Americans in United States agriculture are virtually non-existent, and in a world of mechanized industrial farming, it is easy to forget the hands-on physical labor required in the past. The ric...
How Farmers Harvested and Threshed Wheat in the 1880s
Lazy days of summer start for some farmers only after they finish the most stressful time of their year – grain harvest. Weather conditions dictated the timing historically (and continue to do so today). At Firestone Farm, you can see the ways that farmers such as Benjamin Firestone combined weat...