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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?

Are Cookbooks Sexist?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Stereotypes” from Hyrrs – Festive Hymns Made Feminist by Goldstein. Released: 2017 Sexism is generally described as “prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex“.  Synonyms include chauvinism and bias.  So, … Continue reading

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Tantalizing Tomato Taste? NOT!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”. Released: 2009. Once upon a time, tomatoes tasted good…..really good.  Now, unless you lovingly plant them in your backyard yourself and nurture them to fruition with care, the tomatoes … Continue reading

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Pop and Puff: Tomorrow is National Popcorn Day!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Popcorn Song” from Fun Songs for Happy Kids – Favorite Lullabies, Rhymes, Stories & More by The Fontane Sisters & Howdy Doody. Released: 2012. Well,  here we are.  Saturday, January 19th, 2019 is … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Mexico and the “River of Lights”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Christmas in New Mexico” from Christmas in New Mexico by Jerry Dean. Released: 2013 (This is a partial re-post from 2013 with some great additions!) Christmas in New Mexico December, 1994 was my … Continue reading

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The Gourmand’s Twelve Days of Christmas (revisited!)

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Hamba kakuhle, Mr. Mandela (“Goodbye, go well” in Mr. Mandela’s first language, isiXhosa

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “We Salute You Nelson Mandela” from Global Legends by Bappi Lahiri. Released: 2013 This is a re-post from December 6th, 2013 and I publish it again today to honour Mr. Mandela, who left us … Continue reading

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More Talk about Cookbooks (What else?!)

Well, give me an opening and I’ll walk right in.  I was recently contacted by Assistant Producer, Andrew Ceco, of the radio talk show “Constant Wonder“, out of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  The subject was (naturally), cookbooks.  Host … Continue reading

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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 later this week, I’m running this earlier 2014 post about the questions posed to the Butterball Turkey Hot … Continue reading

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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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