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.
Memorial Day is a month away, and I am starting to think about pies and tarts. I first made this (recipe is from Food52.com) a couple of years ago, and not only has it become a summer dessert staple, but it has inspired a blueberry version that is far less time-consuming. For July 4th or Memorial Day, consider using star shaped cookie cutters.
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.