Category Archives: Vintage Cookbooks

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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“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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De gustibus non est disputandum (or: You’re eating what?!)

Music – “I Like What I Eat” from Songs To Strike A Chord by Jon Barker CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC De gustibus non est disputandum comes from the Latin and means “In matters of taste, there can be no disputes”. … 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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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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The Fruitcake, Revisited Yet Again

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC – “Fruitcake” from Joy to the World It’s Christmas by Brian Kinder. Released: 2006. Note: This post is a repeat of one I first published on December 10th, 2013, which was written by my spouse … 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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