First up - I think we all know who takes the cake on pies. And that's saying a lot, because there were some pretty amazing pies being posted. But Jenni of Living With Jane made not one, not two, but THREE PIES. She basically made a whole meal out of pies. And that standing pie - holy cow. Well done, Jenni!
|Good job, and stop making the rest of us look bad.|
The seasonal fruits and vegetables challenge turned out to be very thought-provoking. There were some excellent discussions over in the Facebook group about the differences between modern produce and heritage produce, as well as the best options for sugar/sweeteners. If you're not a member of the group, you should join and get in on these conversations!
For a seasonal dish, Joyce of A Taste of History made braised eggplant. It's a really interesting and meticulously researched and documented dish! Well done, Joyce!
I also highly recommend you go check out the very detailed post from The 19th Century Foodie for some really interesting and enlightening information about warm-weather beverages!
Next Up: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread! Research and reproduce food improvements and innovations in the past. I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Happy cooking!