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November 11, 2015

What’s for Dinner?

“What’s for dinner?” is the eternal lament of housewives and working people. What do you make that pleases every palate, provides needed nutrition, and, ideally, gives you leftovers to get through one more meal? Cookbooks to the rescue.

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November 4, 2015

Tic Toc, the Arcade Bakery, & Kaufmann’s Department Store

While Kaufmann’s displayed a vast selection of consumer goods, the store also boasted an impressive array of food services, including the Tic Toc Restaurant and the Arcade Bakery.

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July 17, 2015

No Giant Eagle for Fort Pitt!

In Dec. 1759, Col. Henry Bouquet recorded the provisions available at Fort Pitt: “146,740 pounds (667 barrels) of flour, 212 beef cattle, 66,415 pounds of salted beef, 22 barrels of pork, 64 barrels of salt, 5,800 pounds of butter, 3,285 pounds of cheese, and 525 pounds of tobacco.”

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