Pennsylvania German food is captured in Lewis Miller’s drawing and text on early 20th century York tavern life.
From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News columns told about York County’s very successful participation in the
The drawings of York folk artist Lewis Miller are often used to illustrate 19th century American life. An example is the illustration above of a dog stealing Mrs. Weiser’s sausage out of the pan. It shows the three-legged frying pan set over the coals on the hearth, the right height
Bury’s on W. Philadelphia St., December 1941 (Sweigert photo) Fellow blogger Jim McClure has included several recipes, all different, in his posts that people have declared were the authentic ones used by the Bury brothers in their York County restaurants. I have decided to jump into the fray because I
Ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook I have been having a good time reading both the recipes and the local ads in the recently reprinted 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook. Even though there were a good many recipes for home-baked breads, rolls, cakes and cookies in the cookbook, Minnich’s
In 1916 the York Hospital Womens Auxiliary published a cookbook as a fundraiser. They gathered the recipes and household hints, and convinced hundreds of businesses from all over York County to buy ads in the book. Some national food related companies, such as Knox Gelatine, Arm & Hammer Baking Powder,
We know York Countians have had a long love affair with the oyster. Start digging near the site of any old tavern, such as the Golden Plough, and you are likely to turn up remnants of long-ago oyster shells. Crushed oyster shells might be far under the streets you travel
50 years ago this week, Judith Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Kennard-Dale High School, was declared the winner of York County’s apple baking dessert contest. She competed against five other county high school students: Nancy Jones, Spring Grove, runner-up; Pauline Landis, Susquehannock; Harriett Shelley, Northeastern; Georgia Weigle, Central; and (remember–this