TABLE TALK #95
Today, we’re talking about weird old food.
The kind that reminds us quite how much food fashion has changed, yet makes us feel oddly, but wonderfully, nostalgic.
Get hungry for some friendly fish in a sleeping bag.
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Friendly Fish in a Sleeping Bag
Photo Credit: Pillsbury Family Fun Cookbook, 1983
It's not only nostalgic joy we can take from vintage cookbooks however.
For starters there's something gloriously anthropological about them: pick up a battered and much loved cookbook from the 1960's and what you’re getting is not just a set of recipes, it’s a little taster of the culture, time and place that it was published. Rustling up a recipe from an old cookbook is as much a cooking class as a history class.
For seconds, there’s a wonderful learning opportunity in them: vintage cookbooks will often take you back to the basics. They’ll teach you how to make mayonnaise from scratch, how to cream butter and sugar by hand and so on and so forth.
While the internet and social media give us food blogs, inspiration and novelty on tap, there’s something reassuring about a recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation.
So here's to Squid Boats on Cabbage Beds and the joy of food through all the ages.
Pink Poodle Cake
Photo Credit: Animals in Frosting, 1974
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We fessed up a little while back and admitted that our limited edition Summer Cuvée was a glorious accident that took even us by surprise.
What's surprised us even more so is quite how much all of you and the press have got behind this launch, and fallen in love with our new wine.
We're big fans of the Stylist Loves roundups, so it's fantastic to see Summer Cuvée standing proud in so much great company in this 9 of the best roundup.
Until next Wednesday,