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Pumpkin through the centuries In 1796, Amelia Simmons published the first known American cookbook, American Cookery, or the art of dressing viands, fish, poultry, and vegetables, and the best modes of making pastes, puffs, pies, tarts, puddings, custards, and preserves, and all kinds of cakes, from the imperial plum to plain cake: Adapted to this country, and all grades of life. Among its pages — which contain the first-known recipe for cornmeal Johnny Cake or turkey with cranberries — American … Read More
In 2007, Dorian Raymer and Douglas Smith, then physicists at the University of California, San Diego, dropped a bit of string into a cubic box, jostled it about, took the string out and documented its state, knotted or . . . not. Then they did it again. Then they used a longer string. Then they did it another 3,400 times. Their experiment and resulting study, Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string, proves what every agitated holiday decorator already knows: untangling … Read More
If you love a good ghost story, you’ve come to the right place. Santa Fe is filled with spirits rumored to roam the streets and historic buildings, including those housing some revered restaurants. From La Llorona, the weeping woman in white who eternally searches for her lost children, to the headless horseman who rides, sword in hand, along Alto Street to the river, the ghosts who haunt Santa Fe are legendary. If you haven’t yet met any, here are a … Read More