I have always been interested in history and museums. One of my favorite parts has always been historic foodways. My mother, Susan Uthoff, was a long time home economist for the Iowa State University Extension Service. So while I'm concerned with historical accuracy, I've always been aware at how important it is to balance that with modern food safety knowledge. So when someone speaks up and says my family (insert favorite old food practice here) for years and it never killed any of us, my thought is don't be so sure.
In collaboration with my mother, I wrote a series of articles on balancing food safety and accuracy in museums. They first appeared in the MOMCC Magazine and later, in a condensed format in ALHFAM Bulletin. We also spoke at the Eastern Illinois University alumni conference on this subject. Eastern Illinois University Historical Administration Program
Association Symposium – Lerna IL “Feeding the Visitors” – April 5, 2003
Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. “Apple Cider – Yesterday and Today”
MOMCC Magazine11.2 (2000): 10.
Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. “Breaking A Few Eggs” MOMCC Magazine
11.3 (2001) : 8.
Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. “How Many Organisms Does Your Site
Support?” MOMCC Magazine 12.1 (2001) : 10.
Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. "Bite When the Temperature is Right."
MOMCC Magazine 22.3 (2001): 4-5.
Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. “Why Great Grandma’s Canning Methods
Won’t Work” MOMCC Magazine 23.3 (2002): 6-7.
Uthoff, Sarah and Susan Uthoff. “What MOMCC Members Might Want to
Know About Food Borne Illness” MOMCC 23.1 (2002): 6-7