Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weddings Through the Lens of Food Part 1

Killing the fatted calf for a marriage feast in 1900 Palestine (Courtesy of U. S. Library of Congress)
Historically most people gorged on large amounts of meat, typically barbecued meat, and splurged on rich desserts on special occasions like a wedding. First only elites could afford to eat that way on a daily basis and second one needed additional time and small army of cooks to prepare such foods. Most people around the world worked 6 days a week and reheated leftovers or consumed small portions of bread, beans, rice, along with fruits and vegetables if they could grow or purchase them. Thus, good eating became associated with a wedding day in which an entire community celebrated a neighbors special occasion and enjoyed a rare feast and access to abundance of meats and sweets.

Cakes Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Cakes


Ice Cream Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Ice+Cream+Series

Wedding Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Wedding+and+Food+Series

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