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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 “Mulish” Microwave has Died – Will life go on?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Microwaves (Are Watching You)” from Microwaves (Are Watching You) by Randy Rainbow. Released: 2017 In the fall of 2017, we had our kitchen completely remodeled.  After several weeks of banging, crashing, cursing (both from me … Continue reading

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Pantries and The Nesting Instinct

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Food Storage” from Unabridged Translation by They Might Be Elders. Released: 2010 In view of the recent events surrounding the spread of coronavirus, since it was discovered in December, 2019, in China, I … Continue reading

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What is it about New Year’s Resolutions and Food?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” from Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald. Released: 2002. (This is a slightly revised version of my post in December of 2015) Admit … Continue reading

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The Gourmand’s Twelve Days of Christmas (A Christmas Sing-Along!)

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Excuse Me, But There’s a Chihuahua in my Turkey !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “What’s Cooking” from What’s Cooking by The Wolfe Gang. Released: 2010 In honour of Thanksgiving approaching, I’m running this earlier 2014 post about the questions posed to the Butterball Turkey Hot Line over … 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 (partial re-posting of September 30, 2018)  For those not in the know, October features many “national” events,  however, my favourite October event is: National … Continue reading

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Firehouse Cooking – Some Like it Hot!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Fighting 17th” from Backdraft [Silver Screen Edition] by Hans Zimmer. Released: 2005 In honor of September 11th, I am re-posting this post from 2014… Every so often I come across a cookbook featuring … Continue reading

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Naked Lady with A Snake in the Pants !

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Have a Drink On Me” from Lonnie Donegan Classics by Lonnie Donegan. Released: 2013. Now that I have your attention… It is hard to imagine a naked lady having a snake in her … Continue reading

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6,648 – It’s a gene! It’s a wedding gown! It’s a ???

Music -“Big Numbers” from I’ve Got Music in Me by Jack Hartmann. Released: 1995 CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC What does the number 6,648 signify?  Well, I really wish 6,648 was the $$$ my insurance company had paid me after … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking in Kodiak? Avocado Pineapple Mold Salad!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Recipe Hoe Down” from Big Bad Bantam Rooster by Tasha Platt. Released: 2009. I have often found it amusing to pull some of the “community” and “regional” cookbooks from my collection to find … Continue reading

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