A French Surprise

While visiting a local used bookstore today, I came across a volume I’d previously heard of, but had not seen. Specialites de la Maison, published in 1940 by the American Friends of France, is a collection of recipes “written in the first person by Hollywood and Broadway celebrities, artists, socialites, and other noteworthy tastemakers of…

On The Air

I am the Whistler and I know many things for I walk by night.  I know many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows.  Yes, I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak! This is the introduction to what was, in my opinon,…

Assessing the Great Experiment

I thought that I could master that last vintage meal for March, but between the drama that is work and a few personal issues (including a really irritating visit to my doctor’s office – don’t ask), I wasn’t able to even put together a decent menu, let alone do any cooking.

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…