Jas. Townsend and Son Website Newsletter
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you the happiest of holidays as well as a prosperous New Year. Our hope is that the joy of this season and all the wonderful memories of love, friendship, and family will shine through the glare of flashing lights and be heard over the noise of the hawkers’ cries. Merry Christmas from all the folks here at Jas. Townsend & Son.
A Christmas Treat
In the latest episode of our 18th Century Cooking video series, we have a special guest, little Ivy Townsend, demonstrate how to make Gingerbread cookies. Gingerbread was extremely popular in the 18th century. It was sold on the streets like funnel cakes and elephant ears are sold at the county fair. It was also believed to have special medicinal properties. And some texts suggest that gingerbread bakers were the elite among their peers–there were bakers, and then there were gingerbread bakers.
Upcoming episodes include a delicious period recipe using salted fish (Dec. 26), baking faux passenger pigeon pies in the earthen oven and Dutch oven (Jan 2), a popular 18th century sweat bread called Wiggs (Jan 9), and more. Bon appetit!
We’ve also posted three short videos demonstrating how easy it is to set up our new Collapsible Camp Bench , the Folding Camp Chair , and Folding Camp Table.
It never hurts to ask! Give us a call. We’ll be happy to provide a quote for expedited shipping. Call us before 3:00pm (Eastern), and if we have the item you’re wanting in stock, we’ll get it out the same day. And there are always Gift Certificates for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life.
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