For the better part of the twentieth century, French food was synonymous with high-class cuisine. Most of the fanciest restaurants were French, and going anywhere with “Chez” or “Maison” in the title conjured up images of white tablecloths, crisp linens, … Continue reading
I was given The New England Butt’ry Shelf Cookbook (1969) as a gift a while back, and it is a cute little book that has menu ideas for holidays and special occasions. In the beginning of the book it explains that … Continue reading
The American Honey Institute booklet from 1945 is one of my favorite mid-century food pamphlets. While a lot of the mid-century brochures were propaganda for specific food manufacturers, Old Favorite Honey Recipes provides specific cultural insight by focusing on the ingredient itself … Continue reading
Look what I got in the mail today! The Pickle Pin lives on.
Happy Memorial Day! I didn’t make it to a BBQ today, sadly. I love everything on the grill. EVERYTHING. You name it, I would attempt to eat it off the grill (at least once). Since I didn’t get to consume … Continue reading
A while back I read the book The Devil in the White City and became obsessed with World’s Fairs. I would pepper conversations with bits of trivia like, “Do you know when Juicy Fruit was introduced? The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair!” … Continue reading
And to think I get annoyed when the ice cube tray doesn’t get refilled. Another time…
This is an entire insert from my hometown newspaper devoted to a recipe contest in 1972. Cute, huh? The judges were the high school Home Ec. teacher, the Home Service Representative from the Power and Light company, and a chef … Continue reading
In honor of Mad Men’s return, here are 25 fabulous 1960s alcohol ads with Peggy Olson-worthy copy. Bust out those cocktail glasses!
Undated newspaper clipping advertising an apron pattern. Stains, kicky copy, and all. “Send THIRTY-FIVE CENTS in coins for this pattern for first-class mailing. Send to Farmers Union Herald, 230 Pattern Dept., 243 West 17th street, New York 11, N.Y.” Will … Continue reading