Chowder is a Murder – and other great old recipes.

August 22, 2017

These recipes are all from the April, 1951 issue of Gourmet.  There’s something winning about each of them. For some it’s the casual way they’re written: I’m especially fond of the quahog cakes.  Some have seductive names: how can you resist a recipe called “lace pantycakes”? And some have adorable technique: simply insert a straw in the pomegranate and drink.

And isn’t it nice to be reminded, in this pomegranate-mad moment, that sixty-five years ago they were already on the menu?

 

Finally, an ad.  I actually have one of these: ten years ago Kitchen Aid brought them back.  If anyone knows how to use this machine so it doesn’t spit ground coffee all over the counter, I’d be grateful for advice.

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Creamed Tomatoes from the Seventies

August 20, 2017

From my first cookbook (published in 1972; cover art by Doug Hollis), the recipe for creamed tomatoes.  I used to make it all the time – but then again, I was  21 when I wrote that book!

This was the art on the page; it was done by the late, great Chris Frayne.

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