A Gorgeous Eggplant Pie from the Fifties

May 26, 2017

It’s a rainy day, and I’ve been looking through this very old issue of Gourmet.  Came upon these two delicious-looking recipes that strike me as both delicious and surprising.  Not what most Americans were eating back in the fifties!

I couldn’t help throwing in a couple of ads from old traders – and a prescription for a Penthouse Party.





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  • Tim Donahue says:

    It was a learning experience to try to make the eggplant torta. How much eggplant? How many tomatoes? How much mozzarella? The cooking time is clearly too short to bake a custard. And the result: runny from tomato and mozzarella liquid. Promising, but pretty awful.

    Just saying.

  • Angela says:

    I found your book in a $ store! I could not believe my good fortune. My grandmother, best friend passed away & we shared the love of cooking, reading @ recipes! This made my not so good week worth getting through.
    Thank you, Rita, for sharing.

  • Angela says:

    RUTH! Not Rita, auto correct.

  • Angela says:

    RUTH! Not Rita, auto correct.

    APOLOGIES/ trying to figure out the phone my son gave me.

  • Susan says:

    Love the torts recipe been looking for mine which has been lost this is it exactly!


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