Summer of Seventy-Eight
August 2, 2016
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.)
I’m intrigued by this savory pie, which is kind of a cross between a quiche and a pizza. Looking forward to trying it.
And here’s an unusual take on Coquilles St.-Jacques….
Should you forget how much time has passed since then, here’s a rather pointed reminder:
Categorised in: Vintage Books and Magazines
1978 was a big year for me — first marriage, first important job. Hope you’ll share more from that year’s issues with us.
And except for the beaten eggwhites, that quichey thing bears a strong resemblance to the Southern tomato pie that Vivian Howard makes:
And $77 for seven nights in London? Sheesh, that was cheaper than the then-ubiquitous gram of cocaine.
P.S. — I think your next book should be a compilation of beauty secrets. You look fantastic. Could it be all that matzoh brei?