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Food History: Mashed Potatoes

Food History: Mashed Potatoes

During the Seven Years War of the mid-1700s, a French army pharmacist named Antoine-Augustin Parmentier was captured by Prussian soldiers. As a prisoner of war, he was forced to live on rations of potatoes. In mid-18th century France, this would practically qualify as cruel and unusual punishment: potatoes were thought of as feed for livestock, …

Chemical Leavening Discoveries Part 1

Chemical Leavening Discoveries Part 1

welcome to exploring the 18th century with James Townsend inside today we’re starting a series of in-depth episodes are related to leavening and specifically chemical leavening today I’m joined by Kevin Carter he’s the guy who’s usually behind the camera he does a lot of the research and writing here at James Townsend and son …