Category Archives: Cooking

New Olympic Event? The Pieathalon!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” from 24 Polka’s Greatest Hits by Myron Floren. Released: 1995. A possible new Olympic event is about to take place:  the Pieathalon!  It follows in a long line of “athlons“:  … Continue reading

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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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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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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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