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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 6,358. What next? More shelves?

Consomme Brunois or Cup a’ Soup?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “That Old Recipe” from Pat-a-Cake Baby (Songs from the Show) by Tom Gray. Released: 2017 One of the cookbooks in my collection, published in 1910, is “A Year’s Dinners – 365 Seasonable Dinners with … Continue reading

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Extremes: 800 Calories per Day or 20,000 Calories in 10 Minutes?

Music – “I Can Eat a Lot” from Best of Kids’ Songs, Vol. 2 by Dream English. Released: 2012 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Competitive eating competitions are nothing new. According to an article in a 2008 issue of Time, … Continue reading

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Want Healthy Kids? Feed’em Oysters, Liver and Stewed Prunes !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s to Eat?” from I Am Just a Kid: Songs for Kids + Parents by Rod Owens. Released: 2007.  Among my cookbooks, I have several catering to the care and nurturing of children, through … Continue reading

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101 Dalmations Years of Life

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “A Life Well Lived” from A Life Well Lived by Earth Mama. Released: 2012 This is not a Walt Disney production, but rather it is a brief story about a genteel lady, who recently … Continue reading

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A Bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne for $1.83 – Such a Deal for New Years!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” from Classic Christmas Party by Kay Kyser & His Orchestra. Released: 2012. This is a copy of my post from December, 2013.  The prices have probably … Continue reading

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Who Stole the Cranberries?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Fruitcake Rag” from Big Mama by Funky Butt. Released: 2005 Having spent the last 23 years of my life in New Mexico, I now feel qualified to comment on the differences between holidays in … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Mulish Microwave – Part 2

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Microwaves (Are Watching You)” from Microwaves (Are Watching You) by Randy Rainbow. Released: 2017   Well, the dust has finally settled after the mega kitchen remodel (mostly on every piece of furniture outside of … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Mulish Microwave

Stay tuned….after the kitchen remodel is over!

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Ever Eaten a Dublin Lawyer?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music : “Food Glorious Food” from On Top Of Spaghetti by Juice Music. Released: 2008. Attorney jokes aside, there is probably a law on the books against eating Dublin Lawyers. However, apparently there is no … Continue reading

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Life in the Desert – Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly !

THIS POST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON 09/07/2014 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Don’t Sit On a Cactus” from Don’t Sit on a Cactus by Joel Frankel. Released: 1997 It’s that time of year around New Mexico, when the … Continue reading

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