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Grow, Preserve, Eat—York County and food

From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News … Continue reading

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Weiser tavern scene of York sausage snatching

The drawings of York folk artist Lewis Miller are often used to illustrate 19th century American life. An example is the illustration above of a dog stealing Mrs. Weiser’s sausage out of the pan. It shows the three-legged frying pan … Continue reading

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Another Bury’s Secret Hamburger Sauce Recipe

Bury’s on W. Philadelphia St., December 1941 (Sweigert photo) Fellow blogger Jim McClure has included several recipes, all different, in his posts that people have declared were the authentic ones used by the Bury brothers in their York County restaurants. … Continue reading

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York Bakery Offered Variety of Goods

Ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook I have been having a good time reading both the recipes and the local ads in the recently reprinted 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook. Even though there were a good many recipes for … Continue reading

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York Hospital Benefit Cook Book a Big Hit

In 1916 the York Hospital Womens Auxiliary published a cookbook as a fundraiser. They gathered the recipes and household hints, and convinced hundreds of businesses from all over York County to buy ads in the book. Some national food related … Continue reading

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York County Merchant Offers Oysters by the Quart, Peck, or Barrel

We know York Countians have had a long love affair with the oyster. Start digging near the site of any old tavern, such as the Golden Plough, and you are likely to turn up remnants of long-ago oyster shells. Crushed … Continue reading

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Apples, Always Apples in York County

50 years ago this week, Judith Brown, a 17-year-old senior at Kennard-Dale High School, was declared the winner of York County’s apple baking dessert contest. She competed against five other county high school students: Nancy Jones, Spring Grove, runner-up; Pauline … Continue reading

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