Cornish Christmas Saffron Cakes

Cornish Christmas Saffron Cakes

Every culture has its holiday traditions. Cornish households, wrote Cassell’s Family Magazine in 1890, “make a point of having Saffron Cakes at Christmas.” We’ve uncovered some instructions for making traditional Cornish Christmas Saffron Cakes. Enjoy!

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Italian Olive Salad

Italian Olive Salad

In 1902, the first Italian-Americans arrived in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Read more about their contributions to Mineral Point history in the article Italian Food and Culture in Mineral Point. For this issue of Kitchen & Culture, we feature a recipe for Italian Olive Salad graciously shared by Renee Dahl.

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Mitchell True Value Hardware

Mitchell True Value Hardware

In downtown Mineral Point, Wisconsin is a business that’s anchored the 200 block of High Street for an astounding 106 years. And it’s been run that whole time by the same family.
Customers entering Mitchell True Value Hardware are still greeted by a wooden counter backed by a long, high pegboard hung thick with hand tools.

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Old-world Italian food and culture in Southern Wisconsin

Old-world Italian food and culture in Southern Wisconsin

More than one-hundred years after Italian immigration to Wisconsin peaked in the first decade of the twentieth century, evidence lingers of those southern European roots. Today, descendants of the state’s early Italian families continue to operate restaurants and delis, to put on festivals, and to share their recipes, history and cultural heritage.

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Kitchen and Culture – Genoa Minestrone Soup

Kitchen and Culture – Genoa Minestrone Soup

Mary Mangardi McGuire, a descendent of the first Italians to settle in Mineral Point in the early 20th Century has generously shared information and stories for our Italians in Mineral Point page. As part of the project, here is Mary’s recipe for Genoa Minestrone Soup.

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