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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 6,500. What next? More shelves?

The Refrigerator as Repository of Rancid Remnants

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Livin’ In the Fridge” from Alapalooza by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1999 I recently heard that November 15th is “National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day“.  Some references suggest that Whirlpool Home Appliances started … Continue reading

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The Tortures and Trials of Tongue Twisting Translations

Music – “Fun Words from Foreign Languages” from Little Turtles by Davy Andrews. Released: 2012 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Some time ago, I wrote about the fascinating experience of attempting to translate several foreign-language cookbooks I have in my collection, … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Here – National Cookbook Month !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Happy Cooking” from Happy Cooking by Eiji Kitamura. Released: 1986                         For those not in the know, October features many “national” events,      … Continue reading

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Landrails and Lapwings and Larks, oh my!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “English Birds Sounds” from Healing Water Magic Sounds: Soothing Rain, Beach, Waterfall, River, Calm Down Emotions, Relaxation Meditation Yoga Music by Water Sounds Music Zone. (release date not stated) I have several “game” cookbooks … Continue reading

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The Perfect Children of Bygone Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Helping in the Kitchen (Family Album / Kitchen and Curate)” from The Pilgrim (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (The Chaplin Revue) by Charlie Chaplin. Released: 2018 One of the more delightful characteristics of older cookbooks … Continue reading

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My Attempt at a Pieathalon 5 Medal!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Get Baking / Bakewell Counting / Early Bake / Countryside Air / Final Destination (Get Baking Medley)” from Music Featured in the T.V. Program: The Great American Baking Competition by The London Film Score … Continue reading

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New Olympic Event? The Pieathalon!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” from 24 Polka’s Greatest Hits by Myron Floren. Released: 1995. A possible new Olympic event is about to take place:  the Pieathalon!  It follows in a long line of “athlons“:  … Continue reading

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Celebrate July 4th with Broiled Sweetbreads, Tongue in Raisin Sauce & Liver Birds…Yum!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Won’t Eat That” from I Won’t Eat That by Willy Welch. Released: 2002. Well, the 4th of July is nigh (that rhymes!) and American families across the country will be celebrating.  What better … Continue reading

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Oxymorons and Other Oddities in the Kitchen

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s An Oxymoron?” from Westmount Rhodesians by Bowser and Blue. Released: 1990 In browsing through several recently acquired used cookbooks, I was amused by some of the recipes and food terms, which I deem … Continue reading

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Better know your Scruples from your Suspicions and your Barrels from your Butts

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Get Baking / Bakewell Counting / Early Bake / Countryside Air / Final Destination (Get Baking Medley)” from Music Featured in the T.V. Program: The Great American Baking Competition by The London Film Score … Continue reading

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