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Old 01-30-06, 05:33 PM   #1
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REALLY oddball request

Because this forum has such a widely geographic and ethnic background I'm posting here, and hope it doesn't bother anyone

I'm compling a list of kitchen, baking and cooking recipes to pass on to my nieces and the wives of my nephews. They are all experimental and like to try new, to them, things and are very good at it, but at a recent family gathering I mentioned things my mother and aunts fed us as kids and many things were not in realm of their cooking experiences and they looked at me as if I was from outer space when I talked about a lot of things, i.e. chiffon cakes made with wesson oil that were 7+ inches hi, cottage cheese pie, ground beef liver shaped into balls and cooked in beef broth, and stove top fudge, which sometimes didn't work out, lemon merangue pies which didn't taste like library paste and had merangue 5 " tall...you older folks, my age may get the idea

I'd be only interested in things pre microwave, pre teflon, pre low carbs pre 1950 I guess, when butter was still used widely, real sugar,and lots of eggs

Please don't cluuter this fine message board, instead E-Mail me at my address

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Old 01-30-06, 07:10 PM   #2
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I'll get some stuff off to you in a few days. My dad and mother-in-law both died in the past year (both in their 80s), and my wife and I brought home all the recipe boxes, marked-up cookbooks etc. from both sides of the family. I've been going through them looking for some childhood favorites, and I'll have a bunch of them when I'm done.
just FYI, there's a Sunset Magazine (west coast regional, if you don't know the name) cookbook from the late '50s or early '60s called something like "He Cooks--Men in the Kitchen" that's full of stuff like that. Can't remember the exact title, but I'll send it with the recipes. It turns up in used bookstores all the time around the west, or you might be able to find it at someplace like www.alibris.com or www.powells.com
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Old 01-30-06, 08:13 PM   #3
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Hey Travelinguyrt,

You'll see that I sent you one from my Central German derived small town USA favorites. Sticks to your ribs with a vengence equal only to the Prussian Grenadiers!

But your message got me thinking that maybe you could share your consolidated findings. Maybe? Just whip 'em together in a text format and offer 'em to those interested. Koffee might insist the conversation go on the Foo Folder, but that's only fair. Wuddayathink?
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Old 01-30-06, 08:38 PM   #4
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The heck with the recipes. Just send me the food direct! I can assure you it will be in really good hands.......
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Old 01-31-06, 06:45 AM   #5
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A few years back a friend of mine made a small recipe book (think scrapbook) of all her son's favorite recipes. She plans to give that to his wife when he marries. That's planning!

When I ask my Mom about how to make things, the recipe is always a handfull of this, a pinch of that. When I was 20 that was way too complicated. Now I understand those terms.
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>>>always a handfull of this, a pinch of that

And dabs, gobs, skoshes, and dollops. . .
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Go for the cookbook "White Trash Cooking." Also, any of the Vernon Roget Cajun cookbooks are fine.
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Old 02-01-06, 01:57 AM   #8
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try Lileks. Great writer, great books. GEnuine affection for the food, as well as a sophisticated attitude

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/060...Fencoding=UTF8
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