Category Archives: Colonial

Rum-fueled Revolution

While the (original) tea party was brewing, another beverage was fueling the American Revolution in 1775. XXXX Old Medford Rum was distilled in the shipbuilding city of the same name on the Mystic River, a few miles north of Boston Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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High-tech Quaker farmhouse

Using a giant cauldron for boiling water in an oversized hearth was old-school equipment. Early-adopters in the 18th century worked on kitchen technology at Cedar Grove in Fairmount Park, Pennsylvania. Cedar Grove farmhouse In this historic house, the owners experimented with prototypes of … Continue reading

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