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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Recipes to Match Your Sugar Rations

Recipes to Match Your Sugar Rations

Sugar was one of many commodities rationed by the federal government during World War II. Families were given coupons based on their household size. In 1942, the US Bureau of Home Economics issued “Recipes to Match Your Sugar Ration,” a 22-page bulletin. This week, we share this document and the recipe for Dried Fruit Bread Pudding.

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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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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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