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History Bites: Live from the Vaults

December 16, 2020

Join us for a series of bite-sized conversations inspired by current exhibitions and stories from the collection.

This History Bites session featuring a deep dive into the collection vaults. We’ll be looking into the museum’s collection of cookbooks and cooking tools. From Second World War rationing to a Covid Community Cookbook, and all the happier times in between, this session will tell you the story of Guelph through the food we eat.

Did you miss the live event? Watch the History Bites: Cooking Up a History of Guelph recording below:

Want to try some of the vintage recipes mentioned during History Bites? Click to view each recipe.

Some of the Guelph Museums staff were brave enough to try some of the recipes! Click images for full view.

Val’s Rolled Oat Macaroons

Val's Macaroons - ingredients mixed in a glass bowl Val's macaroons on a baking sheet Val Macaroons on a baking sheet in the oven

Paula’s Supper Dish

Paula Supper Dish ingredient prep view Paula Supper Dish in progress Paula Supper Dish 3 in progress in the oven Paula Supper Dish finished product

Ken’s Ginger Bread

Kens Ginger Bread demonstration - ingredients Kens Ginger Bread demonstration - flour Kens Ginger Bread demonstration - mixing ingredients in a bowl Kens Ginger Bread demonstration - taking the bread out of the oven Kens Ginger Bread demonstration - slicing the golden brown loaf on a plate

Laura’s Carraway Cookies

Laura's Carraway Cookies - Demonstration - butter and sugar melting Laura's Carraway Cookies - Demonstration - dry ingredients Laura's Carraway Cookies - Demonstration - rolled and pressed cookies on a baking sheet Laura's Carraway Cookies - Demonstration - finished on a plate Laura's Carraway Cookies - Demonstration - her dad is taste testing the cookies

Emma’s Pineapple Marshmallow Pimento Cheese Salad

Pineapple Marshmallow Pimento Cheese Salad

Dawn’s Supper Dish Taste Test

Dawn’s Rolled Oat Macaroon Taste Tests

Effervescent Egg Drink Compilation


December 16, 2020
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