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Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Yesterday William Shatner turned 86. Dammit I missed it. And I was even assigned a dish of his to make by Jenny over at Silver Screen Suppers for a top-secret project she has going on. And I’ve made it (FYI, … 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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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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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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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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