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!Read More »
Nearly two-hundred years after the first Cornish immigrants came to Wisconsin, many taking mining jobs in the state’s southwest corner, their ethnic contributions linger.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »