One Hour in the Past E402 – Mealtimes


Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise! Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!

This season on One Hour in the Past, we are cooking up some food fun! Each episode this season takes down the research rabbit stew of food and food related topics! We will also be joined by some special guests from other museums around the Niagara region.

On this episode, we welcome Sarah Kaufman, the Managing Director/Curator of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum to discuss the timing of food consumption: mealtimes.


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1 – Kathleen’s blog My Year with Mrs. Beeton

2 – “Much Depends on Toast” (Chapter 2) from Andrea Broomfield’s Food and Cooking in Victorian England: A History.

3 – More on Baps: What is a Bap and How is it Different from a Hamburger Bun?


  1. Thank you for this: Two comments:
    I would like to be able too COPY (print) the article, Much Depends on Toast’! It won’t copy off. The other items do copy. Sadly I don’t have time to read /appreciate so much at one time, nor do(can) I listen to podcasts.
    I have file boxes of your presentations, all organized …..and read and shared with interested folks.
    Thank you.
    As I’m also a member of the Culinary Historians of Canada, (based in S Ontario as well….Toronto mostly,), and articles and pieces like this I KNOW would be of interest,…..and of possible colaberation. ….?

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