Recipes for Vintage Books and Magazines

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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Goa, Goa, Goa

October 5, 2017

From the October 1976 issue of Gourmet – a cover startlingly similar to the one the previous year – come these delectable coconut-based recipes from Madhur Jaffrey, writing about a visit to Goa.

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Chocolate Chinchilla and Other Delights

October 3, 2017

I recently got a note from a woman who is moving and cannot take her collection of Gourmet Magazines along.  She’s trying to give away her issues from 1970-1998 and has found no takers.  Any interest?  Reach out and I’ll connect you.

If an entire collection just seems like too much, here’s a small taste of intriguing recipes from the October 1974 issue.  I simply couldn’t resist the allure of something called “Chocolate Chinchilla.”

 

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