Archive for August 22, 2013

Culinary Improvement

Confused about culinary matters? Then go a great website called Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. It is the creation of a Renaissance man named Hank Shaw. He has had a wide and varied career ranging from line cook, fisherman, hunter and now wild game enthusiast. He has a remarkable series of recipes, techniques and advice on all matters culinary. Give his site a try and then use your knowledge in your own kitchen.

The Butcher Genealogist

Thomas De Voe (1811-1892) was a butcher by trade in New York City and had his business at the Jefferson Market from 1833 until 1872. He was also the author of two books The History of Public Markets (1862) and The Market Assistant (1867). The second title is a compendium of the surprising produce & livestock available in New York City. These included: squirrel, black bear, raccoon, pigeons, green geese, swan, and eels. In addition to these labors he was also the author of the Genealogy of the de Veaux Family in 1885. Quite the well-rounded man!

Gemma LaGuardia Gluck

Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947) was the charismatic & energetic Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945. He was a staunch anti-Nazi but there is a little-known sidelight to this part of his amazing career. His sister, Gemma LaGuardia Gluck, had married a Hungarian and was arrested by the Gestapo on June 7, 1944. She was eventually sent to the notorious Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Her husband perished in Mauthausen Concentration Camp. She was fortunate enough to survive and write about her experiences in her book Fiorello’s Sister