Happy New Year 2016

January 1, 2016


This is from the January 1951 issue of Gourmet.  Given the interest in Monet’s bananas, I thought I’d post this.  Oddly, this issue also has a recipe that’s pretty much a variation on Monet’s Sole ala Veron (in the same post).



And then, just because it’s the new year, I couldn’t resist adding this Duck Soup. The name alone makes you smile – but if you happen to have a duck carcass hanging around, please don’t waste it.  I made a much simpler duck broth last week with a leftover carcass (no roux, no turnip, no parsnip, but a bit of orange peel), and it made the most spectacular broth for ramen.


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  • Thank-you Ruth for 2015, and happy New Year, it was fun, your a treasure.

  • Cindy says:

    Love this and Happy New Year to you! I am a new reader of your blog and I love it and also your books!

  • alice says:

    Ruth–and it feels funny to call you by your first name, because I have admired your work so much for so long from afar–I love your blog and I love the Chiquita banana ad! I worked at Good Housekeeping for 10 years and always loved looking at the old issues….the old ads really were delicious visual presents, weren’t they? Happy, healthy new year. I bought your latest book as a Christmas present to myself this year and really like it. I already made the apple crisp twice and have my eye on a lot of other recipes in there. Thank you. Alice Hurley