A dessert recipe found in “150 New Ways to Serve Ice Cream” published by Sealtest System Laboratories Inc in 1936
Waffles are usually dismissed at the breakfast table as “mere waffles” in the US. To the French, who have a way of glorifying things, they are also widely used as part of the dessert, and are called “gaufrettes,” which is rather glorified in sound, and glorious to taste.
A grownup dessert recipe found in “Borden’s Eagel Brand Book of Recipes” published by Borden’s Condenced Milk Company in the 1930s
I think I have mentioned it before, but desserts and other food featuring strong coffee is best suited for serving to grown ups. Children seldom find it tasteful. But who cares, we’re grown ups aren’t we
A snack recipe found in “New Fashion Plates for Your Menu” published by Planters Edible Oil Co in 1932
Cheese sandwiches is a snack dish that never seems to go out of style. I’ve found recipes for such from every decade through out the last century and both decades in this. Cheese sandwiches really deserves to be called a classic – Ted
A dessert recipe found in “Recipes the Modern Pabst-ett Way” published by the Pabst Corporation in 1931
Pabst-ett was a cheese prodused by Pabst brewery during Prohibition. Many breweries turned to alternative pruducts back then. After Prohibition ended in 1933, Pabst sold the cheese business off to Kraft who continued to produce Pabst-ett cheese until at least the late 1940’s. If you want to try your hand at this recipe, use any cheese to your taste you think might go well with the rest of the recipe ingredients.
A fish dinner recipe found in “Old Gloucester Sea Food Recipes” published by Frank E Davis Fish Company in 1932
If this dish was old-fashioned back in 1932 it sure is today. An unfamiliar way to serve cod for a Scandinavian, but it does sound delicious. Apart from the beets and onion it sound a little like what we call “Plukkfisk” in Norway – Ted
A lunch recipe found in “60 ways to Serve Star Ham” published by Armour Co in 1930
Text from the booklet: The only real rival of “Star” Ham is Armour’s “Star” Bacon. In uniform quality it is equally dependable for it has the same famous Fixed* Flavor. The mildness and sweetness of this choicest bacon are distinctive, As a breakfast delicacy, it is admittedly unsurpassed. Wherever finest foods are served – on dining cars, in prominent hotels and elsewhere – it is a familiar item on the menus.
A snack recipe found in “Thrifty New Tips on a Grand Old Favorite” published by H J Heinz Co in 1932
The English author and singer/songwriter Michael Harding say on an intro to one of the songs on one of his records “Beans are bad at the best of times”. Although I’m a big fan I can’t quite agree with him there, I’m actually quite fond of beans – Ted
A salad recipe found in “Old Gloucester Sea Food Recipes” published by Frank E Davis Fish Company in 1932
Frank E Davis Fish Company published a whole series of cookbooks like this one in the first half of the 1930s. They featured recipes for both for canned and fresh fish and shellfish. All were richly illustrated in full colour – Ted
A bread recipe found in “Borden’s Eagel Brand Book of Recipes” published by Borden’s Condenced Milk Co in the 1930s
The people at Borden’s Condensed Milk Co obviously think we are all superbly accomplished bakers as they didn’t bother to mention neither oven temperature nor baking time in the recipe. I can’t say I feel all that sure about my accomplisment in the field of baking so I hope I’ll find help in similar recipes elsewhere on the net.
A lunch recipe found in “60 Ways to Serve Ham” published
by Armour & Company in 1930
Armour & Company published a series of these cookbooks promoting their hams and bacon in the 1920s and 1930s, all with very artistic illustrations like this one. If you like to download this cook book in pdf format, click the title below.
These bars are richly flavored with molasses, strong coffee and a generous portion of ground cloves. They’re adapted from a recipe originally published 33 years ago in a community cookbook from Ladies Aid at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Milwaukee. Slather the coffee icing on while the bars are still warm.
4 cake recipes found in “Moderne Baking” (Modern Baking) published by Freia as in 1938 to promote their baking powder
Baking is strange, our breakfast, lunch and dinner habits and menus change a lot from decade to decade, but our favourite cakes recipes hardly ever change. “Moderne Baking” was published 80 years ago and still you could find these four recipes in one version or other in just about any contemporary baking cook book.
Its nice to know there are still some constants in our lives in these times of rapid changes – Ted