Recipes for Vintage Books and Magazines

Aspic, Again

August 13, 2016


A couple more recipes from that Farm Journal Cookbook.  I just can’t resist these old-fashioned dishes, that take us back to an almost forgotten America when people were rolling ham up into rolls, using maraschino cherry juice and plopping eggs into aspic.

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I think what I find so appealing about these dishes is that they’re so far from anything anyone was making in New York when I was growing up.  This egg salad….

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Jellied Salad Anyone?

August 12, 2016


This little gem comes from a 1968 gem of a cookbook called “Cooking for Company” from the editors of Farm Journal.

It’s such a retro recipe that I couldn’t resist it; I can’t remember the last time I actually saw anything that even remotely resembled this.


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“A Summer Lunch” Circa 1977

August 9, 2016

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In the summer of 1977, Gourmet Magazine suggested this as a little lunch. Be prepared: this is a project!

Here’s the Bouef a la Mode; tomorrow I’ll post that Raspberry Bavarian.

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