Category Archives: vintage cooking

Puffy Omelet from the Culinary Arts Institute (1950)

You’ve probably never heard of the Culinary Arts Institute, but in the 1940s they produced an endless stream of single-topic cookery pamphlets, like this one: Not a lot of information about the CAI or its Director (and editor of the … Continue reading

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Two New Cookery Books for the Collection

Well, so much for regular posts … but I do have a new computer and managed to fix the scanner! Betty Crocker Cook Book of All-Purpose Baking (1942) was a purchase from the Forgotten Bookmarks guy’s “Book Per Diem” site.  … Continue reading

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Meta Makes Me Sift Bread Crumbs

You probably don’t recall my friend Meta (https://historylive.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/meet-my-new-friend-meta/), but I still have the two-volume cookbook.  A month or so ago I decided to make dinner from some version of her menus (I rarely have the ingredients on hand to follow … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Report, 2012

I’m baaaack!  Six months is a long break, but I’m hoping to be a bit more active in the coming year.  I’ll try to at least post a few things about my occasional cooking adventures, some of them well after … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake (ca. 1937)

I’ve been sick, so there’s been a minimum of work around here. But two weeks ago I went on to the next recipe in the Sands, Taylor / King Arthur booklet – Chocolate Cake “With Chocolate” (that’s what it says). … Continue reading

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Small Basic Cake (ca. 1937)

Alas, it’s been a while since I ran across anything from general history that’s interesting enough to report on here!  But I am still using my vintage pamphlet collection.  Last week I baked a cake from the Sands, Taylor & … Continue reading

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Soft Molasses Cookies (1932)

Nothing interesting enough to post about has happened lately in my history work, I’m afraid.  But I did feel like baking something this afternoon, and picked a molasses cookie recipe out of this 1932 Royal Baking Powder company booklet. They … Continue reading

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