Category Archives: Menu Planning

The Pivotal Parable of the Peaceable and Plucky Porcine

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “This Little Pig” from Baby’s Best Playtime Songs by The Countdown Kids. Released: 2002 January 17th, 2017 has come and gone and my spouse has a brand, spanking-new mitral heart valve.  The days … Continue reading

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The Saga of Salt Suppression: Part II

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY AUDIO Music: “Salt” from I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate by The Vagabonds. Released: 1999. “Salt of the earth“,  “he’s not worth his salt“, “old salt“, “take it with a grain of salt“.  … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: “The Saga of Salt Supression”

The current silence from The Vintage Cookbookery stems from a cascade of events concerning my primary taster, chief bottlewasher and spouse (all rolled into one!) In a nutshell, due to a series of recent, rather melodramatic medical events, he is now on … Continue reading

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George Washington Sure Knew How to Throw a Party!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “George Washington” from Fess Parker Star of the TV Series, “Daniel Boone” Sings About Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Abe Lincoln by Fess Parker. Released: 2014 In my cookbook collection I have a copy … Continue reading

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Soggy Boiled Cabbage & Greasy Fried Potatoes = Crime Spree

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Won’t Eat That” from I Won’t Eat That by Willy Welch. Released: 2002. “Finding Betty Crocker” is a recent addition to my collection, subtitled “The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of … Continue reading

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Ode to the Cooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “My Favorite Things (Karaoke Version Instrumental Only)” from Just Tracks: Sing the Hits of Rodgers and Hammerstein Hits by Studio Musicians. Released: 2009 Sing along with the Karaoke version of “My Favorite Things” … Continue reading

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Eating with the Eyes and “Colour Conditioning”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music: “Eat It” from Greatest Hits by “Weird Al” Yankovic. Released: 1999.The ubiquitous “they” say that “you eat with your eyes first”, although the term has been around for so long, no one individual seems … Continue reading

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How to Pack 1/2 an Elephant

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Hatari!: Baby Elephant Walk (arr. R. Hayman): Baby Elephant Walk” from The Music Of Henry Mancini by Richard Hayman Symphony Orchestra. Released: 1991 Well, subsequent to my last two posts of moving the … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Century Makes! 1914 – 2014

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Sick Feeling Blues” from Remember Me by Lightnin’ Hopkins. Released: 2000 Back on August 23rd, 2013, I posted “Invalid Cookery – Feeding The Sick”. So many of my older cookbooks, predating 1940, feature … Continue reading

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Kids Cooking Today – No More Open-a-Soup-Can-and-Add-Water!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC “We’re The Kids In The Kitchen” from On Top Of Spaghetti by Juice Music. Released: 2008 When I was growing up, I don’t remember my Mom spending long hours with me, teaching me cooking skills … Continue reading

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