August 23, 2016
This is among the stranger tomes in my collection, but given the current political climate, it just caught my eye.
It was published in 1968, and the author had a notion that captains of industry made excellent cooks. He collected their recipes and arranged them into rather fascinating meals.
I found the Mexican recipes especially interesting. In the introduction he notes that the rich were flying off to Mexico instead of Monte Carlo, and returning with recipes like these….
It’s a fascinating tome, with the strangest mix of recipes I’ve ever encountered. What other book, I wonder, would offer three different recipes for shad roe? (Not one of them, incidentally, involves bacon or a simple saute.) NExt spring, when the shad are running again, I’ll post all three of them.
In the meantime, here’s a little bit of nostalgia. This was, I think, my mother’s favorite party dessert.
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