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About vintagecookbookery

Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 5,807 What next? More cookbooks, naturally (small ones !)

“Keep Flouring it till the Eyes Drop Out”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music: Playtime Songs by The Countdown Kids. Released: 2002 One of the great things about having so many cookbooks is tracing the history of cooking techniques and cookery advice. Marketing, food trends and such were … Continue reading

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Preparing Edible Garbage and How to Cook Shoes

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Crazy Shoe Stew” from Cool Songs Collection & Times Table Fun by William Avery. Released: 2007   No doubt, we’ve all had a meal that we found distasteful, inedible and would have just as soon … Continue reading

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Hollandaise, Halibut and High Heel Hijinks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “High Heel Shoe” from Bluegrass Guitar by Bryan Sutton. Released: 2007 What do Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver), Harriet Nelson and Donna Reed have in common?  1950’s sitcom wives?  Sure.  All were predominately featured in their … Continue reading

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De gustibus non est disputandum (or: You’re eating what?!)

Music – “I Like What I Eat” from Songs To Strike A Chord by Jon Barker CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC De gustibus non est disputandum comes from the Latin and means “In matters of taste, there can be no disputes”. … Continue reading

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What’s In a Number: Part 2

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Big Numbers” from I’ve Got Music in Me by Jack Hartmann. Released: 1995 Does the number 5729 mean anything to you? Should it? Well, “5729” is the number imprinted on a drug called … Continue reading

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Venturesome Vegan Victuals

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Can Eat It All [A Music Video]” from Remotely Controlled by Mark Lowry. Released: 1996 I have always been curious about “vegans” and what they eat. The notion of being vegetarian is … Continue reading

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The Pivotal Parable of the Peaceable and Plucky Porcine

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “This Little Pig” from Baby’s Best Playtime Songs by The Countdown Kids. Released: 2002 January 17th, 2017 has come and gone and my spouse has a brand, spanking-new mitral heart valve.  The days … Continue reading

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Post Election Blues: So You Want to Move to Canada, Eh?

Music – “Eh Canada” from Rick Around the Rock by Rick Scott. Released: 2010. The 2016 election is a done deal (well, it depends on whom you ask).  The GOP is in, the Dems have been quashed and “The Donald” … Continue reading

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The “BREXIT” Effect and Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Brexit Song (Brexit Blues)” from The Brexit Song (Brexit Blues) by Isaac Adni. Released: 2016 On June 23rd, 2016,  British citizens voted on the question, “Should the United Kingdom remain a member … Continue reading

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The Fruitcake, Revisited Yet Again

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC – “Fruitcake” from Joy to the World It’s Christmas by Brian Kinder. Released: 2006. Note: This post is a repeat of one I first published on December 10th, 2013, which was written by my spouse … Continue reading

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