Heinz Ketchup: A flavorful message in a glass bottle

Heinz Ketchup: A flavorful message in a glass bottle

Henry John Heinz wasn’t the first ketchup maker to drop vinegar and tomatoes into their recipes. James Mease, in 1812, published a formula for the table sauce made with tomatoes along with brandy and vinegar. However, Heinz became one of the few processed food makers of his day to insist on using high-quality ingredients that …

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Hunting down an Easter egg mystery: Who is MH?

Hunting down an Easter egg mystery: Who is MH?

The Pennsylvania German tradition known as oier gritzel, or egg scratching, created colorful Easter eggs from chicken, goose or duck eggs. Each member of the family would receive a decorated egg to mark the holiday. This decorated egg is dated “April 16, 1790” and marked “MH,” most likely the initials of the person the artist …

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