Recipes, Retro Cooking

Retro Cooking: 1974 Pumpkin-Themed Dishes

It's no secret how obsessed I am with everything related to fall. I love the leaves changing colors, putting on my favorite scarf, participating in all the special events (festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving...) and anything pumpkin-related. Before I even knew about pumpkin-spice, pumpkins were already my favorite way to mark the start of my favorite season.… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1974 Pumpkin-Themed Dishes

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Retro Cooking: 1973 Autumn Black Beans

Is everyone as excited about fall as I am? To celebrate my favorite season officially starting this week, I picked the only recipe that made sense, based on its name only: Autumn Black Beans. Now don't ask me what makes these beans autumnal, I have absolutely no idea. Our good friend from Virginia sent me… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1973 Autumn Black Beans

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Retro Cooking: 1965 Dinner From Les Recettes Faciles

When I started my Retro Cooking Series, many kind friends and family members offered to let me borrow some of their precious cookbooks. One of my good friend and co-worker, Marie, promptly brought me her mother's cookbook, Les Recettes Faciles, by Françoise Bernard, published in France in 1965. It is a fascinating book and I had… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1965 Dinner From Les Recettes Faciles

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Retro Cooking: 1928 Nun’s Cake

For this month's Retro Cooking, I decided to make a nun's cake, from the book Anyone Can Bake, published by the Royal Baking Powder Company in 1928. In all honesty, I was intrigued by the name. A French-Canadian really can't deny her Catholic-influenced culture! After looking it up, I learned a lot about the type of… Continue reading Retro Cooking: 1928 Nun’s Cake