I’ve spent the last few days pondering my “vintage cooking week ” scheme, and I think I’ve settled on a plan that is workable. To wit:
Each Sunday in March, I plan (i.e., hope) to pull a historic cookbook from the shelf and use it to make a single meal. Each will be as accurate as I can make it, using the appropriate ingredients (if available and practical). In addition to a photo or two, I also hope to have some information about the meal and the cookbook used. While I’ll try to use cookbooks from different eras, my sense is that the four or five Sundays in question will likely come from various points in the 20th century. If this all works out, then maybe I’ll tackle meals throughout the millenium.
I’ve done something this before (without the pageantry, of course), and it’s kind of fun. I’m actually looking forward to it, so now all I need to do is to thumb through my cookbooks!