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What’s Cooking – Food Challenge Saturday

Posted on July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019 The technology of preparing food has drastically changed over the last 300 years in Iowa. Our historical interpreters usually don’t begin working at Living History Farms knowing how to cook over an…

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What’s Cooking – Fish and Fowl

Posted on June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019 Pork is the meat most associated with modern Midwestern culture, but it certainly isn’t the only one! Through Iowa’s history, both fish and poultry have been active meal ingredients. This week Living…

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What’s Cooking – Dairy and Fats

Posted on June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 In 2019, we tend to be very particular about how much fat and oil is in our daily diet. Some fat is needed for our bodies to provide energy reserves, protect our…

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What’s Cooking – Did They Have That?

Posted on June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 What’s Cooking at Living History Farms? Quite a lot, actually! Throughout the summer, our museum demonstrates food traditions, cooking techniques, and the use of historic ingredients at many of our historic farms,…

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