Category Archives: Collecting

“Keep Flouring it till the Eyes Drop Out”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music: Playtime Songs by The Countdown Kids. Released: 2002 One of the great things about having so many cookbooks is tracing the history of cooking techniques and cookery advice. Marketing, food trends and such were … Continue reading

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Preparing Edible Garbage and How to Cook Shoes

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “Crazy Shoe Stew” from Cool Songs Collection & Times Table Fun by William Avery. Released: 2007   No doubt, we’ve all had a meal that we found distasteful, inedible and would have just as soon … Continue reading

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Hollandaise, Halibut and High Heel Hijinks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “High Heel Shoe” from Bluegrass Guitar by Bryan Sutton. Released: 2007 What do Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver), Harriet Nelson and Donna Reed have in common?  1950’s sitcom wives?  Sure.  All were predominately featured in their … Continue reading

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What’s In a Number: Part 2

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Big Numbers” from I’ve Got Music in Me by Jack Hartmann. Released: 1995 Does the number 5729 mean anything to you? Should it? Well, “5729” is the number imprinted on a drug called … Continue reading

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Venturesome Vegan Victuals

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Can Eat It All [A Music Video]” from Remotely Controlled by Mark Lowry. Released: 1996 I have always been curious about “vegans” and what they eat. The notion of being vegetarian is … Continue reading

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The “BREXIT” Effect and Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Brexit Song (Brexit Blues)” from The Brexit Song (Brexit Blues) by Isaac Adni. Released: 2016 On June 23rd, 2016,  British citizens voted on the question, “Should the United Kingdom remain a member … Continue reading

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Shall we Scrap the Silly Smear?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Frim Fram Sauce [Clean]” from The Wartime Years – Wartime Memories [Clean] by Nat King Cole. Released: 2011 Most of us would agree that we eat with the eyes and every good … Continue reading

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The Sad Saga of the Stolen Saturn (aka “The Cookbookmobile”)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Who Stole My Car?” from And In This Corner… by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Released: 1989 In Albuquerque, where on average 128 or more vehicles are stolen per week, I never … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Commentary Concerning Cookbook Collecting

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Collector” from The Collector by Maurice Jarre Since I began my second cookbook collection, I have slowly and meticulously grown the collection over the period of several years. When the “official” count … Continue reading

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“I Say, Old Chap – Do Not Huckle-my-Buff and Kindly Stop Playing with your Chappit Tatties!”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 This might be considered a sequel to “Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!“, which I … Continue reading

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