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…

A Cunning Plan . . .

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…

Drinks and Glasses

The Ellis cordial now belongs to the ages.  The Little Lady consumed the last of it with gusto, then promptly turned to me and ask for more. So, I made a new batch but this time I made a significant change: I used a bag of frozen mixed berries, rather than fresh blackberries.  The only…

Hello!

Greetings! I’m Dr. Furious, a not-so-evil (but getting there) genius who has turned to blogging as a means of self-expression, introspection, and frankly, having a life. I’m starting off with the Retro Mac theme because I have to confess it’s pretty darn cool.  I’ve never owned a Mac or used one for more than 90…