betty crocker recipe card library. revisited.

Oh, how I love perusing vintage 50’s-70’s cookbooks. I pick them up involuntarily at yard sales and thrift shops. They are irresistible, beautiful, ridiculous, and for me, they also hold a bit of nostalgia.

In this feature from the 11/1/15 New York Times Magazine, “In Search of Lost Foods,” artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari capture the essence of Betty Crocker’s classic recipe cards, conveying an overt sense of absurdity in their imagery.

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kaiser rolls.

 I am on a quest to recreate the perfect NY egg & cheese breakfast sandwich. The most elusive ingredient would be the roll. A New York hard roll. A Kaiser roll.

IMG_3661Here is my first attempt. Was pretty good—got great reviews from a fellow East Coast transplant—but it is still lacking the perfect flavor and texture.

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cooking terms.

As I dive into this new world of baking, I am often surprised and delighted by the discovery of new ingredients, as well as learning more about ones that I thought I knew everything about. I’ll keep adding terms as I go along.

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From the Rumford Common Sense Cook Book – 1930 by Lily Haxworth Wallace

Toast related:

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