I’ve been hinting this week about some changes coming to The Shiksa in the Kitchen. One change became “official” this weekend, and I’m thrilled to announce it to you now. Those who follow my blog regularly know that I am a “food history nerd”—I love learning about the origins of different ingredients and recipes. Today, I’m proud to announce the launch of my new website, The History Kitchen!
Over the past few months, I have created a website dedicated to exploring all facets of food history, from Mesopotamian meals to ancient Israelite recipes to Renaissance cooking to the cocktails of Mad Men, and everything in between. I’ll be posting on The History Kitchen about a variety of historical culinary topics, and I’ll also be posting on the PBS Food website in a new History Kitchen column. I am so excited to share my new corner of the web with you!
You may be wondering, what about The Shiksa in the Kitchen? Don’t worry, I will still post here regularly, just like I always have. I consider The History Kitchen to be like a “sister website” to TheShiksa.com—it’s a natural extension of something that I already love to do. In fact, you’ll see a blue navigation button in the menu at the top of TheShiksa.com that will lead you directly to The History Kitchen. Having The History Kitchen will allow me to better organize my posts by topic. Historical dishes, vintage recipes, and culinary heritage posts will live on the new site, while Jewish and kosher recipes will live on The Shiksa in the Kitchen. In order to stay true to the historical roots of food, The History Kitchen won’t always feature kosher recipes. I will attempt to provide kosher modifications whenever possible. TheShiksa.com will always be home to my original kosher recipes, developed in my kitchen for my family. TheHistoryKitchen.com is my new playground, a place where I can conduct a deeper and more accurate exploration of food, history, and culture.
I’ve already moved my general food history posts over to The History Kitchen, and I’ll be growing the site from the ground up. If you’ve subscribed to my Shiksa in the Kitchen newsletter, you will automatically be subscribed to The History Kitchen newsletter going out later this month. There will be a quick unsubscribe button if you’d prefer not to receive the new newsletter.
I hope you get a chance to check out The History Kitchen, it’s already shaping up to be a fascinating website! Please let me know which historical topics, time periods, and personalities you’d like to see me cover in the future. Thank you all for your continued support and friendship. Your loyalty and enthusiasm have allowed me to expand my site, and I can’t express my gratitude enough. Here’s to new adventures in the happy world of food!