Saturday, March 24, 2007

Notes from the Pantry: Cookbooks of Yore

today allergies rendered my palate dull. poo. kaiser needs to refill my allegra Rx pronto.

even with diminished senses, the world is rife with culinary adventure. chris proctor and i sauntered over to what we thought would be the first farmer's market of the season...only to find an empty parking lot. curses! however, a reconfiguration of the day's plans landed us in bell's bookstore, where i perused ancient (1920) cookbooks suggesting how to prepare roast mutton and how to properly rebuke one's serventry.

also: savory jello dishes? huge in the 50s, but some trends were meant to die.

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