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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 6,381. What next? More shelves?

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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Whatever Happened to Fanny Cradock?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Whatever Happened to You” from Don Elliot Sings by Don Elliot. Released: 2015 I don’t know about your attention to detail, but frequently, my spouse will read something in the paper that “so … Continue reading

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Do Not Sit Down on Food and Crockery & Never Cut your Pie with a Knife

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “The Table Manners Polka” from The Best Foot Forward Series: Gratitude Attitude by Mike Soloway. Released: 2013 Manners and a sense of”decorum” are universal.  What is acceptable within one culture is totally rude in another.  … Continue reading

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“World’s Largest Cookbook Collection”

For those who follow my posts, you might be interested in this interview, which was just posted today (5/24/2018), on http://www.seriouseats.com. Oddly enough, under a features column by editor Sho Spaeth, entitled “Obsessions“! Hope you enjoy it!  Just click on … Continue reading

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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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