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When Food Was Fun:
Calories didn't count, candy was king, and mealtime was anytime

Do you remember a time when ice cream parlors served sundaes with names like The Avalanche, The Kitchen Sink, and Mount St. Helen's? We would order one, or sometimes all three, and eat our fill without guilt. It was a time before we cared about diets, when we ate with wild abandon.

As children, we delighted in eating--and more often, overeating! Second helpings were encouraged, manners were oftentimes ignored, and appetites were lustily satisfied.
When Food Was Fun celebrates pure indulgence with photographs both warm and whimsical.

A pie-eating contest, that first bite of cotton candy, the perfect hot dog, huge licks of ice cream, feeding frenzies, and table etiquette gone awry. Cherished childhood memories born of our pursuits of the perfect bite.

When Food Was Fun captures these moments in classic photographs that span the last sixty years, along with lively quotes about love, friendship, and food. Collectively, these joyful pages tell a story, evoke laughter, bring comfort, and remind us to indulge every now and then.
When Food Was Fun:
Calories didn't count, candy was king, and mealtime was anytime

Cindy Renfrow’s Food History Page

These pages are geared toward helping those interested in the hands-on exploration of food history to find source material.

You’ll find informative links on culinary history, brewing, online medieval
manuscripts, historical re-enactment, and much more

Food Time Line
Culinary History of Foods since 1900

Shelf Life of Food
How Long Should Canned and Package Food Be Stored

Food Safety Tips
How to Prevent Your Guests and Family from Getting Food Poisoning

Food Humor
Fun with Food-Cute Little Quips and Funny Stories about Food

Food History
Culinary History Information

Food Fun
The Main Page of Food Fun and Facts Food Trivia and Food Fun

Food Storage
Easy Methods of Storing Foods

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New York Food Museum

The NY Food Museum began activities in the fall of 1998, when the Wolfe Institute
hosted a panel on The Food Voice and the NY Food Museum at Brooklyn College.

Upcoming plans include a book and exhibit on school lunches;
School Lunch and the Federal School Lunch Program
and the first annual Pickle Day.

First steps have been taken to create an exhibit on the fine and folk art of
cake decorating, an online exhibit on future food resources
and a program on minorities in the food industry.

Reveal Entertainment
Food Lovers Trivia Game

Add a spice of life to your dinner parties with this ultimate test of culinary knowledge.

Are you ready to challenge for a spot of the food network, or are you resigned to the backyard grill?
Are you a food lover who likes trivia games or a trivia game lover who likes food?

Whichever you are you'll love The Original Food Lover's Trivia game!

This is the first game of its kind dedicated solely to food trivia.

The game features 1,800 questions in the categories of Beverages, Geography and Culture, Ingredients, Recipes, Food People and Food Arts & Science. Get ready, Get set, Get comfortable!
For 2 to 6 Players or Teams.

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Fun with Food
Fun with Food ,Fun Facts and Food Games

Food Trivia
Great Fun with Food Trivia and Food Trivia Games

Halloween Fun
Recipes for Halloween and Halloween Fun Ideas

Herbal Remedies
Old Time Herbal Remedies for Home Use

Herbs and Spices
Information on how to use herbs and spices

Household Hints
Must Have Household Hints and Cleaning Tips for the Entire Family

Kids Crafts and Recipes
Easy Children's Crafts for Kids

Kids Links
Safe Educational Fun Sites for Kids of all ages

Memorial Day Information
Information about Memorial Day-What does Memorial Day Mean?

Nineteenth Century American Women
Information, Recipes, Household Hitns, and Books about 19th Century American Women and Families

Nineteenth Century Advertising

Old Advertising information including Trade Cards and Links to Good Books about collecting old advertisment items

Nutrition for the whole Family-Calories, Vitamins, Minerals and Diet informaton

Parenting Tips
Tips for Parents of Kids of all ages

Pet Goodies for Dogs & Cats
Make Your Own Dog and Cat Food, plus Dog and Cat Care and Fun with Pets

Recipes from the 1800's
100 Year Old Recipes and Household Hints for you to try

Sewing Tips

Helpful Sewing and Knitting Tips for the beginning sewer

Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving recipes, menu's and Thanksgiving Information and Entertaining

Wine and Beer Information
Beer And Wine Recipes & games plus tips on making and buying wine and beer

Culinary Ephemera

This extraordinary collection, a trove of enchanting designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination, features an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food.

It includes images of postcards, match covers, menus, labels, posters, brochures, valentines, packaging, advertisements, and other materials from nineteenth- and twentieth-century America.

Internationally acclaimed food historian William Woys Weaver takes us on a lively tour through this dazzling collection in which each piece tells a new story about food and the past. Packed with fascinating history, the volume is the first serious attempt to organize culinary ephemera into categories, making it useful for food lovers, collectors, designers, and curators alike.

Much more than a catalog, Culinary Ephemera follows this paper trail to broader themes in American social history such as diet and health, alcoholic beverages, and Americans abroad. It is a collection that, as Weaver notes, will "transport us into the vicarious worlds of dinners past, brushing elbows with the reality of another time, another place, another human condition."
Culinary Ephemera: An Illustrated History

Food Fun and Facts has over 900 pages.

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Allergy Recipes
Sugar Free, Milk Free and Wheat Free Recipes

Army Air Corp Photos WWII
World War 2 Photos of B17's and Information about the Army Air Corp

Baking Tips
Tips and Hints on Baking, Candy Making and Cooking

Recipes for all types of drinks
Include Old Remedy for curing drinking too much alcohol

Book Care and Repair
Learn how to clean and repair books

Children's Recipes
Easy Kids Recipes to Make with your Kids

Chinese New Year
Information about Chinese New Year and Chinese New Year Recipes

Christmas Entertaining Recipes
Christmas Recipes, Menu's for Christmas and Information for Entertaining at Christmas

Cookbook Reviews
Read reviews on Cookbooks published in the past ten years

Cooking and Food Links

Great Foodie Sites and Related Food and Cooking sites

Cooking for a Large Group
Recipes and Informaton on Cooking for groups of 25-100 People

Cooking Tips
More Cooking and Baking Tips and Hints from Food Fun and Facts

Creative Holiday Cooking
Learn how to entertain and cook for fancy holiday affairs

Culinary History
History of Food and Food History Time Line

Easter Information and Recipes

Easter Fun-Easter Recipes,Information and Entertaining on Easter for Kids and Adults

Easy Recipes

Economical and Easy Tried and True Recipes

Entertaining Tips and Recipes
More Tips on Entertaining at home

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