Category Archives: Menu Planning

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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Cruising with a Cornucopia of Comestibles!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Calypso Time (Steel Drums Soca)” from Island Cruise Steel Band Presents Steel Drums & Songs of Jamaica and Trinidad for Your Tropical Caribbean Cruise Party by Island Cruise Steel Band. Released: 2011 If … Continue reading

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Nosh No-Nos for Nuptials

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Wedding March” from A Jazz-Inspired Wedding by Craig Curry. Released: 2013 June has long been associated with weddings. With weddings comes food (usually). Offerings at wedding receptions are about as diverse as are the … Continue reading

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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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