Recipe 5: Culinary Arts Institute’s Chicken a la King (1939)

It is the holidays and I grew up watching “A Christmas Story” (1983) like most people my age. My favorite part is when the Bumpus hounds run into the house and eat all of the turkey meant for Christmas dinner. The narrator exclaims: “The heavenly aroma still hung in the house. But it was gone,Continue reading “Recipe 5: Culinary Arts Institute’s Chicken a la King (1939)”

Recipe 4: Jello’s Crown Jewel Dessert (Broken Window Glass Cake) (1963)

I wanted to do something festive since it is Christmas and scoured my recipes (even ordering a special holiday cookbook from the 1950’s) before deciding that I was now experienced enough (3 recipes down!) to delve into the world of Jello cooking. The horrors of retro gelatin cooking have been described in great detail allContinue reading “Recipe 4: Jello’s Crown Jewel Dessert (Broken Window Glass Cake) (1963)”

Recipe 3: Good Housekeeping’s Baked Salsify (1922)

I was a fish biologist in college and grad school. My favorite fish of all time was the Coelacanth, this bony fish that was thought extinct 66 million years ago but was discovered to be living in the Indian Ocean in the 1930’s. It has been called “A Fish Out Of Time” because it isContinue reading “Recipe 3: Good Housekeeping’s Baked Salsify (1922)”

Recipe 2: Good Housekeeping’s Chicken Terrapin (1909)

I have learned several things during my first week as a blogger: Chances are, my “original ideas” have been done online. Lots of people enjoy vintage/retro cooking. There are many knowledgeable individuals online in the area of vintage/retro cooking. Blogging takes a lot of work! It amazes me that other bloggers can make such wonderfulContinue reading “Recipe 2: Good Housekeeping’s Chicken Terrapin (1909)”