Oh, you don’t pair your cheese with Coca-Cola? Weird.
Start ’em young, they say… I, for one, did not actually start young in the kitchen, but thankfully the curiosity for all things culinary hit me like a ton of bricks, however latent it might have been. I suspect this … Continue reading
Holidays are ripe with traditions, both of the larger-arching variety and the more intimate, familial sort. Often food-related traditions are so regional or based so much on heritage that it’s easy to forget that not everybody has the same ones. … Continue reading
I bought a breadbox at the flea market this past weekend, and I am quite smitten. Isn’t it a beaut? Those crisp lines of mid-century design get me every time. I didn’t grow up in a breadbox owning family, though they … Continue reading
My stepdad’s father was a navy cook in WWII. Though he was barely in his twenties during the war, he told me with pride that he enlisted before the army came calling. My inquiries about his war experience were met … Continue reading
If you order dessert and your dining companion says they don’t want any, THEY ARE LYING.
An ad from Ladies’ Home Journal, May 1941. If only they could have known that all these years later their carefully designed advertisement would make us giggle with amusement from a sense of prepubescent humor that we never quite abandoned! … Continue reading
Here’s a shout-out to the Home Economics ladies. Not the ones who showed you how to make biscuits and sew bean bag frogs in junior high, the generation of women responsible for the task of creating recipes to entice housewives … Continue reading
We’re not talking about Gatorade here. I love this vintage Southern Comfort pamphlet because it is just SO mid-century, from the unabashed maleness to the mere fact that having a cocktail after sports is considered a natural idea. And then there … Continue reading
A while back I noticed this S&H Green Stamps ad in one of my old issues of Life Magazine from 1960. I had never heard of green stamps so I did a little digging and apparently they were a hugely … Continue reading