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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 6,235. What next? More shelves?

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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“You’ve Had Worse Things in Your Mouth”

Music – “Eating People” from In My Dreams by Michael Ross. Released: 2016. CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Anyone who has done any writing, especially a book, knows that the title of the book will either make or break the … Continue reading

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Holy Habanero! It’s HOT in Here!

Music – “Who Stole The Hot Sauce?” from Who Stole The Hot Sauce? by Chubby Carrier. Released: 1996 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC I’m not the only one with a predilection for hot sauces. There are millions of us out … Continue reading

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The Significance of 1,391,361

There is a property located on N. 179th St. in Miami-Dade County, Florida, with an assessed value of $1,391,361. In the fiscal year 2010, the adopted expenditures for “Personal Services, Area Agency on Aging”, in Prince William County, Virginia, was … Continue reading

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From Albania to Vietnam, but where are you, Pitcairn Islands?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Pitcairn Island (from “Mutiny On The Bounty”)” from Mutiny On The Bounty (Original Soundtrack Recording) by Marlon Brando. Released: 2011 Quick quiz: what do these 126 countries have in common? Albania,  Algeria,  Angola, … Continue reading

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Cruising with a Cornucopia of Comestibles!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Calypso Time (Steel Drums Soca)” from Island Cruise Steel Band Presents Steel Drums & Songs of Jamaica and Trinidad for Your Tropical Caribbean Cruise Party by Island Cruise Steel Band. Released: 2011 If … Continue reading

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