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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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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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Venturesome Vegan Victuals

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “I Can Eat It All [A Music Video]” from Remotely Controlled by Mark Lowry. Released: 1996 I have always been curious about “vegans” and what they eat. The notion of being vegetarian is … 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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Shall we Scrap the Silly Smear?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Frim Fram Sauce [Clean]” from The Wartime Years – Wartime Memories [Clean] by Nat King Cole. Released: 2011 Most of us would agree that we eat with the eyes and every good … Continue reading

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Conflict and Cookbooks: 1916 – 2016

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Concentration Camp” from Crime and Punishment (Documentary News Beds) by Stefano Torossi, Federico Arezzini. Released: 2015. Many of the cookbooks published around 1916 and familiar to many housewives, reflected the times: WWI.  Cookbooks … Continue reading

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“I Say, Old Chap – Do Not Huckle-my-Buff and Kindly Stop Playing with your Chappit Tatties!”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Rule Britannia” from Elgar Variations by Brass Band Willebroek & Raf Van Looveren. Released: 2007 This might be considered a sequel to “Stargazey Pies and Stinking Bishops– Oh, Those Wonderful Brits!“, which I … Continue reading

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Reading Recipes in the Year 6,370: Redundant or Retro ?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Pasta Fazool” from Music for cooking Delicious Recipes to Surprise Vol. 6 (Italian Cuisine) by Alessandro Alessandroni. Released: 2015 As I approach the 5,300 mark in my cookbook collection, it struck me that I … Continue reading

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Gluttony, Greed and Gourmandizing. Goodness!

Mark Kurlansky has put together a wonderful book of food wisdom, collected from writers from around the world and throughout history.   “Choice Cuts”, published in 2002, is his edited collection of works about food and definitely worth reading. One … Continue reading

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