Tag Archives: 1950’s

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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Battle of the Sexes – In Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Morris: French Chef Theme – Arr. Richard Hayman” from Evening at Pops by Arthur Fiedler “Men are better – on the job, in the bedroom, and in the kitchen. All males are endowed … Continue reading

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Food Labeling: The Hype Hasn’t Really Changed!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Able to Read a Label” from Food Allergies Rock! by Kyle Dine. Released: 2010 In 1906 in the USA, The Pure Food and Drug Act was enacted by the Federal Government, and was … 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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Great Caesar’s Ghost! A 500 Item Buffet!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Luck Be A Lady (Live At The Sands, Las Vegas/1966)” from Vegas by Frank Sinatra If you’re my age, you might remember the “Superman” TV series featuring the “Chief” of that great Metropolis … Continue reading

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“Spinach, Liver & Brains Sandwich” (!?)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Sandwiches Are Beautiful” from Weird & Wacky Songs for Kids by Bob King. Released: 2005 John Montagu, a British statesman and 4th Earl of Sandwich, had many titles, but he is best known … Continue reading

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The Backyard Barbie Ain’t What it Used to Be

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Barbeque And Homebrew” from Twisted Country People by James Konopasek. Released: 2014 When I was growing up, we had one of those little round black barbeques on three legs, with a grill that … Continue reading

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Real Women Wear Aprons

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Momma’s Apron Strings” from Almost Home by Larry Sparks. Released: 2011 When I was growing up, my mom had a bunch of frothy, gauzy organza and organdy aprons, homemade of course (some by … Continue reading

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