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Topic: domestic labor

“Tradition”? Finding Surprises in Christmases Past

December 3, 2014
Those age-old Christmas “traditions” we revel in – how traditional are they really? Whether we celebrate the holiday or not, most of us consider Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and paper-wrapped gifts almost timeless. But like the American melting pot itself, many holiday staples came from overseas and changed over time. See for yourself how customs […]

“Hogs are in the highest perfection” — Recipes for the Smokehouse’s Best

September 4, 2014
· Georgetown and the Federal City · “You see bacon upon a Southern table three times a day either boiled or fried,” New Englander Emily P. Burke observed in Reminiscences of Georgia, published in 1850. Given pork’s ubiquity — and popularity — as a staple of Washington area tables, it is not surprising that Mary Randolph’s […]