Pie Judging Contest with Dr. Louise Stanley and Mary Lindsay.
Item From: Records of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics. (02/13/1943- 11/02/1953)
Today is National Dessert Day! Dr. Louise Stanley was the first head of the Department of Home Economics. Here Dr. Stanley and Mary Lindsay are taking part in a circa 1920’s Pie Judging contest.
In 1923, Dr. Louise Stanley was part of a group of home economists called to Washington by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help formulate a new Department of Home Economics. As the head of this new Department, she directed the first national farm housing survey which inspired many subsequent programs that improved rural living.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe
Item from Records of the White House Correspondence Office. (01/20/1981 - 01/20/1989)
Happy Pecan Day! Did you know that the pecan tree is the only nut tree native to North America? In honor of this unique nut, today is Pecan Day. This list of instructions is First Lady Nancy Reagan’s personal recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Try it at home and see if it is worthy to become a family tradition.
Happy Pi(e) Day!
Pie Judging Contest with Dr. Louise Stanley and Mary Lindsay
From the series: Photographs of Nutrition Investigations, 1904 - 1939 from the Records of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, 1904 - 1939
(Our longtime followers may recall we ran this last year too — please don’t ‘judge’ us too harshly…)
It’s 3/14 (1:59) - Happy π/Pi/Pie Day!
What’s your favorite pi(e)?
What’s Cooking Wednesday: What’s That Smell?
Smells are everywhere. Realtors bake cookies and make coffee to help sell houses. Proud owners of new cars draw in deep breaths of “new car smell.” But did you ever smell an exhibit in a museum?
Visitors to “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” might notice something different about this exhibit. Or at least, their noses might notice. Go and smell it for yourself! The exhibit closes on January 3, 2011, and the smell will be only an olfactory memory.
Have a favorite food smell of your own? Answer below - but be sure to hop over to the Prologue Blog with your answer for a chance to win a copy of Eating with Uncle Sam from the Foundation for the National Archives!
What’s your favorite food smell?