Tag Archives: 1950s

Igloo Canapes (1950)

It’s game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. The Nashville Whatevers (seriously, what is their name?) Anyway, although tonight’s game is taking place in Nashville, I’m making a tasty nibble inspired by the original home of 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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Mrs. Ezio Pinza’s Spaghetti with Chicken

When I was asked to make a pasta dish in support of San Giorgio’s #PastaForGood campaign, I had to go retro. I mean, it’s my schtick. So I took to the interwebs and, on the Curly Wurly blog, found images … Continue reading

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How We Partied like Mad Men for the End of Mad Men

FINALLY! After weeks of teasing yinz guys, I finally threw my Mad Men Party featuring recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin in honor of the end of the show. My shindig was just … Continue reading

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Hooray for Hors d’Ouerves: Deviled Eggs

Hors d’Ouerves Week continues with a party classic, Deviled Eggs. This recipe is from the very cool Cookindex (1959) card set that I received from the very lovely Susan Marks, the author of the book Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life … Continue reading

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Liberace’s Thanksgiving

Us at Dinner is Served (and by ‘us’ I mean Brian and me) want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. And really there is no better way to do so than this little gem of a video, the Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Stan Rizzo Loves Bacon Logs

In this entertaining Q&A with Jay R. Ferguson, a.k.a. Mad Men‘s Stan Rizzo, Ferguson talks about a memento he stole from the set when they disassembled the creative lounge to make way for The Computer (damn you, Harry Crane!). So … Continue reading

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Happy Mint Julep Day!

Logically, it seems as though Kentucky Derby Day should be Mint Julep Day. But I guess since the Derby is on a different day every year…? Anyway, according to our friends at Foodimentary, it’s Mint Julep Day! I think I’ve … Continue reading

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Beverage Bonus: Tom Collins (Vodka Collins)

So for the last snow day that I had, I had already exhausted all of the rum (actually, I take that back–I still have some dark rum in the cabinet above my fridge. Speaking of which, is that where everyone … Continue reading

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The Knoxapocalypse is Nigh! Olive Wreath Mold

So I did another gelatin challenge. Do you remember the first one? When I made the Swedish Jellied Veal?  Ah, good times! Well, me and some of my internet friends decided to test our mettle with another gelatin celebration. And … Continue reading

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