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Locke-Ober’s New England Boiled Dinner (1965)

Firstly, just because I am posting a New England post today does not mean that I am endorsing the New England Patriots in this Sunday’s AFC Championship. Because, Steelers. Duh. Also, I actively hate the New England Patriots with a … Continue reading

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BH&G Vegetable Cook Book Split-Pea Soup (1967)

When I drove back to Baltimore from Pittsburgh after Christmas, in my car I had Brian, Margot, a new immersion blender, new luggage, and a giant hunk of Christmas Eve ham. Over 2 pounds of delicious, perfectly cooked and smoked, … Continue reading

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The Affinity Cocktail (1930…or 1929)

Happy Happy Hour! Here’s a little libation to heat things up while the US of A is under a bit of a cold spell. A bit o’ Scotch will warm your tootsies! Check it out! Also, ignore the big watermark … Continue reading

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Antoinetta Pelligrina Pica’s Shrimp Scampi

And now a quick take–it’s Antoinetta Pelligrina Pica’s Shrimp Scampi! Well, few recipes get easier than that! I made a serving for 1. So I went with a 1/4 pound shrimp and adjusted the amount of the other ingredients accordingly. … Continue reading

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130. Hamburger Wheels (1973)

I GOT THE 1973 CARDS, BITCHES!!! Welcome to Dinner is Served 1973! Ready your self for 84 more dinners full of Jell-o, tarts, questionable foreign fare and canned tuna. I made this inaugural dinner when I was home for the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Brian & Margot!

Thank sweet baby Jesus that 2016 is over. I was so over it I was under it–and being suffocated by it. But as a palate-cleanser, and maybe a forecast of what is to come, I bring to you this Moment … Continue reading

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Esquire Cook-Book Romaine Salad (1955)

I received a copy of the Esquire Cook-Book as a Christmas gift last year (thanks, mum!) Now, mine didn’t have it, but here is the original book jacket: So, yes, being Esquire, it is directed to men. To teach them … Continue reading

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Jo Funkhouser’s Punch (1966)

It’s been a while. Because I’ve been super-busy. And maybe because everything just went to shit! In the first part of November Brian and Margot got fleas. The fleas then somehow turned into Brian peeing on things. This is basically … Continue reading

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A Very Liberace Thanksgiving

The countdown to Thanksgiving 2016 rolls on!¬†And really there is no better way to do so than this little gem of a video, the Thanksgiving episode of The Liberace Show (1954). For no other reason, you want to watch it … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Countdown!

Let’s kick it off the week with this tasty hunk of meat: I miss you, Bob Benson. And I miss you, Mad Men. Here’s another look at that glorious Thanksgiving apron (and the gorgeous man wrapped in it):   He … Continue reading

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