Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking Revisited: 50’s Shrimp Salad

In 2017, I started a new blog series called Retro Cooking. I would look for recipes in vintage cookbooks (1970's and older) and give them a try. Some were definitely more successful than others. Almost two years and over 20 recipes later, I decided to revisit the recipes I tried and see if I could… Continue reading Retro Cooking Revisited: 50’s Shrimp Salad

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1940 Meat-Ball Stew

As I prepare to visit Quebec soon, I was in the mood to make some traditional French Canadian food. I pulled out a cookbook brought to me by my mom, once belonging to my grandma. The book is bilingual (French-English), published in 1940 and published by A.Bélanger Limitée, as a way to sell their cooking… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1940 Meat-Ball Stew

Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1976 Seafood Quiche

Recently, I found a super cute cookbook completely dedicated to quiches. Quiche Cookbook was published in 1976 and written by Edie and Tom Hilton. I was particularly drawn to the illustrations by Shelley Adler throughout the book Since I love a good quiche but usually make the recipes up with whatever I find in the fridge,… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1976 Seafood Quiche

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Retro Cooking: 1971 Six Layer Bars

A little while back, I found a cookbook from 1971 titled An Exciting New World of Microwave Cooking, published by Litton. The cover photo was slightly repulsive to me as I have a tough time agreeing with the idea of cooking meat in the microwave oven. Nevertheless, I was hooked and had to take the cookbook… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1971 Six Layer Bars