About

Welcome to our blog, SavoringthePast.net. The purpose of this blog is to open dialog with readers and to share insights regarding the history of food.

Food is a universal connection between people of differing cultures, locations, and ages. It’s easy to take for granted the foods we regularly enjoy, giving little thought to the origins of our favorite dishes or how they may have impacted history or evolved over time. The dinner table has always been a place for friends to gather to exchange ideas and engage in dialog ever since…well…ever since there were dinner tables.

While producing our video series called “18th Century Cooking with Jas. Townsend & Son,” we quickly realized there was simply too much interesting food history and information to share in our 10-minute productions. So we’ve started SavoringThePast.net as a means to share authentic recipes, foodie history, and all of the details we found most interesting from our research and experimentation. We invite you to join us at the table as we savor the flavors and aromas of centuries past.

By the way, if you’re unfamiliar with our video presentations, you can watch them on our channel at Youtube.com/jastownsendandson.

9 Responses to About

  1. John Marcum says:

    Since I’ve ordered Jas Townsend & Sons catalogue; you have been an inspiring resource to me, now with the discovery of your videos I have spent hours watching. I was wondering if in your neighbourhood if you have opened up a little cafe for the public to enjoy your 18 century cooking?

  2. Dear ★ Savoring the Past ★,
    I have nominated you/your lovely/shining blog, for the Sunshine Award!
    Congratulations!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch and pay it forward at: http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/sunshine-award/
    Wonderful Holiday Season to you and yours! :D Fae.

  3. I was so pleased to find your blog! As a traditional Southern foods blogger I often delve into old recipes and techniques. As a customer of Jas. Townsend for many years I’m equally as likely to be found in a waistcoat and breeches. :) I’ll be dropping in frequently to explore my favorite century and my favorite pastime with you!

  4. Charles Longfellow says:

    Have you at anytime posted up design plans for building a raised hearth w/oven as you feature in your videos?

  5. What a cool concept for a blog, I’m so glad to have stumbled across this :-)

  6. Another well-deserved award nomination for you: the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! No obligation, but if you’d like to read more about it, see: http://revolutionarypie.com/2013/05/01/awards-day/#more-1100

  7. Dave says:

    Very nice blog and set of videos.

    Thanks for all the time and energy you put into sharing your knowledge with us. I ordered your Jas Townsend & Sons catalog, and am anxiously awaiting its arrival. My wife and I garden and do a lot of self sufficient things and your knowledge is adding greatly to our way of life and I really appreciate that.

    I wonder if you could do a walk around “show and tell” video of your indoor and outdoor kitchens. We are going to be building a remote home in the next year and would to incorporate the old world cooking set up like you have in your videos.

    Thanks a lot,
    Dave
    Traditional Skills Blog

  8. Joanne Maley says:

    I really have enjoyed the cooking videos that I have seen, I an sharing your site with
    Others who enjoy cooking and learning more of the old foodways
    Thankyou so much, Joanne

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