Recipes for Vintage Books and Magazines

A Few Retro Recipes (and ads)

August 3, 2016

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A few more gems from the September, 1978 issue, in which the editors encouraged you to preserve the bounty of the season…

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While Robert Joffrey urged you to be brave enough to purchase – gasp!- Italian wines in lieu of bottles from France.

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The future Mrs. Murdoch (or someone who looked a lot like her) offered a sultry come-on to consumers of lime juice….

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And a few recipes remind us how much tastes have changed.  Can you imagine anyone wanting to make this dish today?

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Summer of Seventy-Eight

August 2, 2016

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A whole carton of old Gourmet Magazines – from the seventies and eighties – has just arrived at my house, and I’m having so much fun going through them.  I’m loving the September 1978 issue; here are a few recipes that captured my attention.

(Amaretto was all the rage in the late seventies, but if you don’t happen to have any on hand, you could substitute another liqueur, a bit of white or rose wine, or in a pinch, just water.  It would probably improve the flavor – Amaretto is sticky sweet – but you might want to add just the tiniest drop of almond extract.)

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I’m intrigued by this savory pie, which is kind of a cross between a quiche and a pizza. Looking forward to trying it.

 

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And here’s an unusual take on Coquilles St.-Jacques….

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Should you forget how much time has passed since then, here’s a rather pointed reminder:

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Remember Hamburger Pie?

July 26, 2016

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A huge box just arrived on my doorstep, filled with old cookbooks.  A friend was cleaning out his mother’s collection, and sent me so many treasures.

One of my favorites is this Better Homes and Gardens compilation from the fifties. Cleverly bound into a three-ring binder, it is filled with blasts from the past.  I’m happy to say that my mother never cooked up a single one of these dishes.

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A Few Great Vintage Recipes

July 20, 2016

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As I said yesterday, the April 1980 issue of Gourmet was a particularly good one, filled with all sorts of intriguing recipes. Here are a few that caught my eye.

Figs are in the market now, so I’d begin by making my own fig jam, but this fig tart from the Bistrot de Mougins is intriguing

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This Indian zucchini soup seems just right for this time of year:

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I like the idea of this eggplant dish, from one of those tony uptown New York Italian restaurants too (although I’ll probably use a much simpler tomato sauce):

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Here’s an appealing shrimp dish:

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And finally, Nina Simonds’ irresistible black bean spareribs:

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I can’t leave you without posting this interesting ad, which says so much about the time:

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