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A fun look at vintage and antique cookbooks, old recipes from vintage magazines, and our grandmothers' recipe card boxes. Playful commentary.
Spry! Best Wedding Gift Ever!
2017-03-20 17:24
Spry Pure Vegetable Shortening did an amazing job with marketing during the mid 1930s through the mid 1950s. They created a character named Aunt Jenny who appeared in print advertisements an… Read More
On Gingerbread And One Humped Camels
2016-11-29 18:33
My how things have changed.According to the Food Timeline, gingerbread has been around for centuries, but has shifted and changed with the times, as most things do. For example, in the… Read More
2016-11-17 15:04
I've been reading The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book which I bought a few months ago at an estate sale. I thought the title sounded familiar, but had no idea what I was actually buying.The book i… Read More
Food Poems For National Poetry Day
2016-10-06 15:41
A few years ago, Saveur Magazine published a story called A Feast for Bards: 13 Favorite Food Poems, which opened by saying: "Scratch a poet, find a gourmand. Every aspect of gastronomy, fro… Read More
Subliminal Bananas For A Better Finale
2016-10-05 18:01
"Nothing is smarter, nothing more pleasing, than a fruit finale to a meal."Clearly he agrees.She, however, cannot bring herself to meet his gaze: This disquiets me, and makes me wonder if an… Read More
Viva Le Hot Dog!
2016-10-04 00:43
Cookbook Love loves hot dogs!And so does Cutco. And so does their illustrator, Frank Marcello. Just look at this fine fellow fencing, confident in his meat selection:Why he's parried and thr… Read More
Pies Of Intimidating Beauty
2016-09-20 15:00
In the spring I wrote a HuffPost Food piece titled 8 Crusts to Cure Your Fear of Pie-ing because so many of us are intimidated by pie crust. My premise is that pretty doesn't really mat… Read More
Random Acts Of Cookery
2016-09-16 14:52
It's rainy and blustery, gray and daunting outside.I'm making guacamole, thawing a cheap steak, roasting a winter squash, and cooking down a ham bone for stock. None of these activities as y… Read More
Coffee 2 Ways
2016-09-12 15:33
Here are two recipes for coffee from Meals for Small Families. The second one is both fascinating and revolting.CoffeeFor 1 person: 2 tablespoonfuls ground coffee 1 cup cold waterMix the cof… Read More
Canning As Art?
2016-09-12 15:31
Canning as art form! And I can't manage to make a batch of refrigerator pickles.I googled images and found these beauties! Read More

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