Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley

Dedicated to the Preservation and Understanding of Food History

Spotlight on Food History

This page will highlight Historic Sites, Suppliers, Food Festivals, interesting information and organizations throughout the HFSDV member areas. 


We hope you will take an opportunity to check out some of the locations on your travels and support the historic sites & vendors around the region!


If you are active at a historic site and would like it featured in an upcoming month, please contact the webmaster with information, contact, email, etc.





By Rachelle Schwarz, D.O.

Hackensack Meridien Health.org                        

Sept—Oct 2017




Also known as sweet potatoes, these fiber-

Rich vegetables offer a heaping helping of

potassium and  Vitamin A.  Potassium can

control blood pressure, while vitamin A gives

a boost to your Immune system and is great

for your eyes and skin.  Forget sweet potatoes

loaded with marshmallows and brown sugar—

try them baked and topped with cheese, salsa

and veggies; diced and added to chili or soup;

or mashed and combined with wheat germ for





This white, nonstarchy vegetable is chock-

full of Vitamins, minerals and plant-based

compounds called Phytochemicals, which

help keep arteries clear.  And there are plenty

more ways to eat it aside from raw and dunked

in low-fat dressing.  Try cauliflower as a mashed

Potato alternative by steaming and then pureeing

it with garlic, a bit of Parmesan cheese and plain

Greek yogurt.  Or roast it with olive oil and thyme.




These mini cabbage-looking vegetables are low

in calories and high in vitamin C, fiber and folate.

Brussels sprouts also contain antioxidants that

protect your cells and may even reduce your risk

for cancer.  Try them steamed with walnut oil,

mustard and lemon or shredded with a light Olive

Oil and vinaigrette dressing in place or your


Salad choice.




Grapes reach their peak each autumn, which

makes them tastier than at other times of the

year.   An added bonus: GRAPES may contain

the very same antioxidants that give red wine

its heart-healthy benefits.  They can be frozen

and eaten like mini ice pops or roasted and

combined with thyme, mustard and cooking

wine as a sauce for lean meats.




Apples are full of fiber and can help you feel

full on fewer calories—which can ultimately

aid in weight management.  Fiber fights

cholesterol and lowers your heart disease risk.

Try them diced and added to turkey meat loaf,

or sliced and tossed into salad or tortilla wraps.

For breakfast or a dessert treat, stuff a whole

apple with raisins, cinnamon and oats, then



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