Pellagra: The Corn Disease

“Pellagra can be common in people who obtain most of their food energy from maize, notably rural South America, where maize is a staple food. If maize is not nixtamalized, it is a poor source of tryptophan, as well as niacin. Nixtamalization corrects the niacin deficiency, and is a common practice in Native American cultures…

Cooking Old School

This weekend why don’t you have your help fire up the stove and make some flannel cakes? Two great links to food history and yummy recipes: The Historic Foodie Hearth and Home: 19th Century Cooking

Desperately In Need of Someone To Make Supper . . .

We all agreed only yesterday that women should remain attractive in all they do. A well-made apron adds the perfect touch. The Delineator Magazine of January 1886 offers us some much needed further advice for planning our day. Slip out for a nice morning walk and then heat up the wood stove for an average…