May 2, 2017
This is George Rector, scion of one of New York’s most famous restaurants of the nineteenth century. Strikes me as a true bon vivant.
I found his 1939 cookbook sitting on my shelf, and spent a very happy time leafing through the pages.
Some of the recipes are priceless. Who, for example, could possibly resist something called Rum Tum Ditty?
I like Rector’s way around an omelet:
And this old Rector recipe is very refreshing (and very seasonal):
And finally, an interesting salad dressing. Chopped watercress leaves?
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