A Few Perfect Recipes for this Chilly Day

March 28, 2016

Was planning on making a boeuf bourguignon – and then I happened on this recipe in the February, 1978 issue of Gourmet. I love the name – it’s so evocative – and I realized it’s been a long time since I made a beef carbonnade.  So I’ve changed my mind; today’s stew will be made with beer, not wine.  I can hardly wait to start.

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Flipping through the pages of the issue, I came upon this anchovy souffle, which also piqued my interest.  I love the idea of that smoked cod roe sauce, and I just happen to have some Japanese mentaiko in the freezer. Should work perfectly.

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And then there’s this fascinating soup; don’t you love the idea of adding that split of Champagne?

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Finally, because this issue is almost forty years old, I couldn’t resist this ad.  Isn’t it nice to know that some things don’t change?  This “Food Preparer” looks exactly like the one sitting on my kitchen counter right this minute. Except mine is red.

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  • Kathryn Flouton says:

    Mine is my grandmother’s and is EXACTLY this color and probably this exact model. I used it this weekend and use it often! She was my inspiration. It probably has crumbs from 40 years ago still in it.

  • Charlene says:

    I have one is avocado green and it’s about 46 years old. The motor works, but I cannot find a bowl that fits it. Called KitchenAide, but no replacement bowls are available. Alas, I have not been able to use it….

  • vicki abbott says:

    Mine is also avocado green, because i got it as a wedding present when I was 20, way back when. I still use it.

  • Chiebel says:

    Charlene,this is Charlene responding to your bowl delimna. I,too,have the yellow 1970’s version. In 2010, I got a new dark brown shiny model with a bowl that has a handle. The two are interchangeable. Don’t despair. Find one with a handle and you’ll never go back…ch

  • pat benson says:

    My White Kitchen Aid is from 1976. I started an in home sandwich business in Chicago making bread with it.I have all of the attachments, except the pasta extruder which I took back. It has been moved about 6 times and still works. Love your blog Ruth!