Food Memories of My Father

I haven’t written here in a while. My father was hospitalized for a week, then released in poor condition, and died peacefully at my sister’s home in New York. I’ve been busy preparing for the funeral and for my siblings, who came and stayed for the first few of the seven-day mourning period. In Jewish […]

The First Cake Mix in America

In a recent visit to the Smithsonian Museum of American History, I saw a small exhibit about the first cake mix in America. Charlotte Cramer Sachs developed boxed mixed for cakes, puddings, frostings, breads, muffins and popovers starting in 1948. You only needed to add water.