So next up on this trip into the world of fondue is the chocolate fondue. While the cheese fondue has its origins from the Swiss, chocolate fondue is not quite but kind of Swiss and a much newer creation. It was the paired effort of Konrad Egli, the owner of New York's Chalet Suisse restaurant, … Continue reading Chocolate Fondue
When we hear the word fondue, this is the fondue most of us think about. This cheesy concoction actually started to become popular in the 1950s when it was introduced to New York City diners by the restaurant Chalet Swiss. As a result, the fondue pot started becoming a popular wedding present for the '50s … Continue reading Swiss Fondue
I am so excited for this month. I have been planning for MONTHS gathering books, supplies and of course recipes. For what you may ask? FONDUE!!!! This whole month I will be talking about the ins and outs of fondue because guys.....there is a lot. Wow was I amazed on how much I found. So … Continue reading Cheese Fondue
"Remember - You can be sure...if it's Westinghouse!" Betty Furness The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book was published in 1954. Depending on when you were born you might remember Betty Furness as an actress for her small parts in RKO films, a spokesperson for the Westinghouse brand in the 1950s, a consumer advocate, first with … Continue reading The Betty Furness Westinghouse Cook Book
I started doing this blog seriously in January of last year. I am still amazed that there are people willing to come and read my nerdy little posts about the history of popular recipe, my love of vintage food ads, my random posts about movies, celebrity recipes and my weird personal quest into the gelatin … Continue reading Aunt Sammy Revisited
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There are no shortage of vintage Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks out there. They put out A LOT in the mid century. Besides the classic New Cook Book, the editors worked on many other volumes on a variety of topic such as The Dessert Cookbook, The Meat Cookbook, Cooking with Cheese, The Holiday Cookbook or … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Creative Cooking Library
My sister reminded me of 7 Up Salad just recently. I had completely forgotten that this congealed salad was served at our earliest family functions. I don't remember it much. I'm sure young me ate it but the exact components of the recipe alluded me. Why am I telling you all this? Well, my sister … Continue reading Gelatin Diaries: 7 Up Salad