Welcome to A Goodly Amount, a site all about food past and present.
My name is Mackenzie, and I am a museum professional who works and resides in what used to be Upper Canada and is now referred to as Ontario. I use living history to travel back in time and escape the insanity of the 21st-century. For me, living history is good for the mind, the body, and the soul.
I believe that food is one of the best ways to interpret history because it engages all of the senses. Smelling the wood smoke from the open hearth, hearing the crackle of the fire, feeling the heat radiating off the hearth, seeing different types of cookware and cooking techniques, and of course tasting what has been created. It helps us understand what life was like in the past, and creates links to the present.
If you are having a historical themed event I can help. I research and prepare menus and talks for Historical Associations, Museums, General Interest Groups, Dinner Parties, and Teas.
This video will introduce you to where I work and what I do.