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Restoring Saxtead Green Post Mill | 13th-Century Corn Mill In Suffolk

My name’s Tim Whiting, I’m a millwright and I’ve been working on mills for eight years and I’ve been working as a general wood worker for over 20 years now, and my team is now restoring Saxstead Green Post Mill. I went to college and trained as a cabinet maker in 1998, and my first…

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Kara Walker: “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby” | Art21 “Extended Play”

Kara Walker: “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby” [WALKER] “Kara Walker’s work deals with history…” [Domino Sugar Factory, Brooklyn, NY] Embedded in that statement, “Kara Walker is dealing with history,” is this kind of desire for a hero who can fix this problem of our history and racism. And I don’t think that my…

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How To Make Butter Tart Filling

[Upbeat Music] [TITLE: Butter Tarts. Recipe: Chalmer’s Guild Goodies. From: Ashbridge Estate.] 1/2 cup raisins Pour boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes. In a seperate bowl mix together: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup corn syrup Mix until combined Add drained…

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Romans Ate Fermented Fish Guts

Humankind has called some crazy stuff food over the years. Different continents, cultures, and eras have a different set of things we consider regular old food. Food history is one of the big new areas of history research. Today, let’s talk about Garum, a strange fish sauce that took the Roman world by storm. How…

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How does criticism affect popular culture? | A.O. Scott | Big Think

Popularity is a great question; it’s just an intriguing question. I think especially now in the kind of consumer capitalist culture where taste and sometimes quality is being measured in dollars and in numbers and in ratings and box office and all of that. And sometimes popularity is just taken to be sufficient kind of…

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How to make a Renaissance sugar sculpture I Pleasant Vices recipe

So welcome to the final episode of the Pleasant Vices series and today we’re going to end on a sugar high. We’re making a renaissance sugar plate recipe. Sugar plate is a paste which was used for sugar sculptures during the Renaissance period. These sugar sculptures would have been primarily for display and not necessarily…

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3.2 When sugar ruled the world: Plantation slavery in the 18th c. Caribbean

Where do you think that most African slaves taken on the Middle Passage ended up in? Louisiana? No. Virginia? No. South Carolina? No. Places like Cuba, Haiti, or Jamaica each imported more African slaves than the US did. The story of their enslavement on Caribbean plantations is one of sheer horror. But also, in the…

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Extreme Mammals at AMNH – Sugar Gliders

My name is Hazel Davis, and I’m the manager of living exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History. We’ve had animals featured in our water exhibit, our Darwin exhibit and now we have sugar gliders featured in our Extreme Mammals Exhibit. They’re in the nest box, but I’m going to wake them up. We…

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How to Make Victoria Sandwiches – The Victorian Way

Lord and Lady Braybrooke have guests for afternoon tea, and so I am in the garden looking for flowers to help with the decoration. I’m going to make Victoria Sandwiches, everybody loves Victoria Sandwiches. For these you will need: The first step is to whisk the eggs. You will need to whisk them for a…

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How to Make Soup for the Poor – The Victorian Way

Oh, good morning! I’ve just got back from seeing Lady Braybrooke. She organises many charitable initiatives, from blankets for the needy to the collection of old toys and such items for new mothers with children. Today, she’s asked me to make a hearty soup for the poor of the parish. It needs to be tasty…

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