Category Archives: Food

Joan Crawford’s French Banana Salad (1928)

Last week everyone went completely bonkers for both the premiere of Feud: Bette & Joan and for Joan Crawford’s Danti-Chips, so I decided to make a dish for episode 2! Here is one of Joan’s favorite recipes, originally published in a … Continue reading

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Broccoli Cheese Soup (1985)

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you might remember that I love produce grab bags. As in you get a box or bag and it’s just random stuff. In the past I’ve done Arganica, Relay Food … Continue reading

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119. Chicken a la King (Happy 6th Anniversary!)

I think it was established long ago that I am a horrible person. Or if not a horrible person, at least someone who deserves a Jerry Seinfeld Award in Dating Excellence. Because I am still out there. Dating. And doing … Continue reading

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The Argyle Club’s Cuban Black Bean Soup (1961)

This recipe comes from a very recent acquisition–Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Cookbook (1961). My mum gave me this one for Christmas this year, and lemme tell ya, this one seems like a goody, especially since it features illustrations by Andrew Warhola! … Continue reading

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A Groundhog Day Menu (1971)

Cue up the Pennsylvania Polka! For the 2nd year in a row, I have decided to delve into my copy of Gourmets & Groundhogs (1971) to properly celebrate Groundhog Day. And to do so, I referred to a favorite Groundhog Day … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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