Recipes for Vintage Books and Magazines

So So Seventies

July 24, 2017

I find old recipes like this one from Gourmet, August 1977, irresistible. When was the last time you read instructions that told you to moisten slices of white bread and then roll them out thin before deep-frying.  So seventies!

As for this old ad, it pretty much speaks for itself….

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The Most Ornate Tomato

July 18, 2017

There are many strange things about this recipe from the May, 1978 issue of Gourmet.  For one thing, why on earth do they have a tomato recipe in an article entitled “Spring Vegetables”?  When was the last time you saw a tomato worth eating in May?

But it is also the most convoluted way to deal with a lovely ripe tomato I can possible imagine. So ornate, in fact, that I can hardly wait to try it.

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