Vintage Sundays – Lunch, c. 1960

This entry is mid-century.  Truth be told, I’m surprised that it took me this long to get to this point as I like mid-century culture, and it just seemed like a natural that I’d pull out one of those cookbooks and craft some entre that would emote nothing but 1950s Rat Pack style coolness.  Well, let…

Another Theme?

Yes, I’ve changed the theme for my site again. The art that serves as the background in my header is the Feast in the House of Levi (1578), painted by the Italian artist, Veronese. The painting was originally entitled The Last Supper, and if you look close enough you can see that very act taking place just under my…

Pennsylvania Dutch Love

I was visiting a used bookstore yesterday when I came across J. George Frederick’s Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book  (Dover, 1971)  ISBN: 978-0486226767.  I have to confess that I’ve never had an interest in Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, but the book was brand new and on clearance and for some odd reason those two things made it…

Uh-Oh

I may have to put off this week’s vintage dinner because I’ve been under the weather.  I barely got any sleep last night, and given the way my insides feel, I don’t know that I’m going to down much more than the three cups of coffee I’ve had for breakfast. At this point, therefore, I’m…

Vintage Sundays – Dinner, c. 1940

Apologies for the late update; this week has certainly been a hectic one!  The main reason I didn’t write about Sunday’s meal was that it actually happened on Monday. Still smarting over the letdown of my first venture into large-scale vintage cooking, I decided to play thing a little safer than I’d originally planned.  In…

Mr. Darcy’s Munchies

A fortuitous visit to Sur la Table netted me some nice goodies. I was looking for a pan to make madeleines for the Little Woman.  She’s a huge fan of the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, and has talked of having her own private P&P day.  I figured that it’d be cool to make…

Vintage Sundays – Dinner, c. 1911

A short time ago I mentioned doing several vintage style meals using vintage cookbooks.  The scheme was that each Sunday this month, I would (barring any problems) prepare a different meal using a book in my collection.  So, for this first entry, I started with a book that’s been of interest to me for a…