Vintage and Steampunk

Victuals! November Aether Salon

Aether Salon November 2011
Sunday, November 20 at 2 pm slt
Babbage Palisade & Academy of Industry http://slurl.com/secondlife/Babbage%20Palisade/254/60/106
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http://slurl.com/secondlife/Academy%20of%20Industry/2/56/106

What’s that bubbling in the pot on the stove? SCIENCE! Kitchen technology took great strides in the Victorian era, thanks in part to discoveries by Louis Pasteur, Gale Borden, George B. Simpson and many other inventive and scientific minds. Learn about surprising changes in food preparation of yesteryear – and how you can bring a bit of vintage techniques into your kitchen of today.

Salon presenter Ceejay Writer practices what she preaches. In her First Life, she grows and preserves foods to last through the winter months. She is a self-taught herbalist with extensive herb and tea gardens, an organic vegetable gardener and forest forager. Besides traditional canning, she enjoys figuring out new uses for her beloved dehydrator. Most of her favored food preparation methods pre-date her own birth.

‘Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry…’

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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