Recipes for Vintage Books and Magazines

A Mad, Mad, Mad Kitchen Project from the Past

November 2, 2017

This is a mad recipe from the December, 1973 issue of Gourmet.  Proof positive that American gastronomes were in the mood to impress their friends with complicated cooking.

Looking for something a bit easier?  This soup, from the same issue, also requires vast amounts of fish stock and cream, but it isn’t quite so crazy.

And yet another reminder of how very long ago this was….

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A Vintage Project

November 1, 2017

It’s that kind of day – gray, cold, gloomy. The perfect day to stay in the kitchen.  The perfect day to make this ornately old-fahioned recipe published in the December, 1969 issue of Gourmet Magazine.

 

the liver pate thoroughly before using it.

From the same issue, a very French way with fettuccine from the Kennedy’s Whitehouse chef.

And a little reminder of just how long ago that was….

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Pumpkin? Two Very Surprising Recipes

October 30, 2017

Pickle pumpkin balls?  Thanks to Gourmet Magazine, November 1978, here’s the recipe:

And from the same issue, an intriguing (and not uncomplicated) way to stuff a pumpkin:

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Hello Pumpkin!

October 18, 2017

Seems like the perfect image for this bright Fall day.  And a beloved old recipe.

And since pretzel rolls seem to be all the rage in restaurants these days, I was amused to find this recipe in a forty year old issue of Gourmet.

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Rich, Wonderful, Old Fashioned: A Potato Cake for the Ages

October 17, 2017

It was November 1977, long before every food magazine felt the need to put a turkey on its cover.  But this particular image strikes me as remarkable, even for the time. Can you imagine any American magazine going with this image right now?

This recipe is equally of another time.  But doesn’t it sound wonderful?

And here’s another small reminder of how much things have changed.

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