Shrewsbury Pan Biscuits, 1958

A while back, I picked up a copy of the Historical Cookbook of the American Negro (Beacon Press, Boston, 2000).  This book is a reissue of a cookbook originally published by the National Council of Negro Women in 1958.  I don’t recall the reasoning behind the acquisition, except to say that there was a point…

Antiquing Again

I’ve been on another vintage kick, and that translates into more time at the various antique malls in the area. 

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,…

Damn Good Coffee

Decided to hit the antique stores this weekend, and in doing so, I managed to find a few things that I’d been wanting but not making much of an effort to obtain.  Among these was a mid-century General Electric percolating coffee pot and a Pyrex coffee carafe (but not the burner or stand). The percolator is in…

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 – 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…