Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fear Not, Intrepid Reader!

One of my faithful readers recently called Cookbook Love "frightening", Tuna Jello having pushed her over the edge. I suppose that for some, peptonized milk, beet and tuna salad, and pig's foot jelly could be off putting.

I confess to having a bit of a macabre streak when it comes to these old books. In my view, the weirder the recipe, the better. But take heart! For those of you with less intestinal fortitude than mine, not to mention a more easily triggered gag reflex, change is coming!

In a few days posts will be pulled from Who Says We Can't Cook!, containing recipes from members of the Women's National Press Club in the 1950s. Each of the recipes in this book is accompanied by an interesting story about a press event related to the dish. Some of the recipes are weird, but mostly they are simply interesting.

Until then, hang on to your airsick bag because the ride ain't over quite yet!

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