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Good Kitchen Advice from Vintage Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “How to Cook” from My Monster Friend by Jason Goodman. In my cookbook collection, I have a number of “vintage” cookbooks. Although in the advanced year of 2015, we tend to think of ourselves … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Kitchen…

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Kitchen Sing Sing” from Raffi Radio by Raffi. Released: 1997. Well, actually, in the kitchen. A recent purchase to add to my cookbook library was “The How Not to Cookbook” by Aleksandra Mir, … Continue reading

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The Elephant’s Skeleton is Revealed

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         WHEW!

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Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 For many years, while I was growing up in Toronto, my sister and I had a regular babysitter, … Continue reading

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Pebbles in Your Peas? Strychnine in Your Stout?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Bad Food” from He Lie by Blackie. Released: 2009. Increasingly into the 21st century, we have become more and more concerned about what’s in our food. This is especially significant today, as most … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery – The Tortuous Tale of the Trek from the Tainted Tins

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Sinfonia Antarctica” from Sinfonia Antarctica by Vaughan Williams These days, we tend to take for granted that the canned goods we buy at the supermarket are, more or less, safe. Of course, we … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery – The Curious Case of Irma Rombauer and the Missing Squirrel

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Grey Squirrel” from Grey Squirrel by The Learning Station. Released: 2012 In 1931, Irma S. Rombauer published the first edition of “The Joy of Cooking”, “A Compilation of Reliable Recipes with an Occasional … Continue reading

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The Florid Prose of Food

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Food Glorious Food” from On Top Of Spaghetti by Juice Music. Released: 2008. I recently stumbled across a brief article about a dinner for the British children’s charity, “Ark”, held in June, 2011. … Continue reading

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What Not to do (or Eat) at the Dinner Table

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Table Manners Polka” from The Best Foot Forward Series: Gratitude Attitude by Mike Soloway. Released: 2013 If you have ever traveled to another country that is vastly different from the USA (and … Continue reading

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What would you pay for Christmas Dinner – $51,056.44 or $4.99?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Ate Too Much For Christmas” from Christmas In Australia by The Sunny Cowgirls. Released: 2008. In our contemporary world of extremes, it’s easy to find the ridiculous to the sublime and food is … Continue reading

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