Cookery

Sep. 27th, 2012 09:19 pm
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
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I just posted an offer on my journal to post recipes from my American cookbook collection for anyone who gives me a) a decade, b) an ingredient, and c) a part-of-meal.

It was partly inspired by going through all my Captain America-era cookbooks and not being able to decide what to post on this community, so I hereby invite you over to that post to request things that Steve Rogers might know!

(I have a couple of 1920s cookbooks, more than a couple 1930s cookbooks, several early 1940s cookbooks including one specifically for stretching your ration coupons, and several more "American cooking through the years" type cookbooks, I can probably do you whatever you're looking for.)


And on that topic, the National Archives had a really cool exhibit earlier this year called "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" on the influence of the government on food in the US. There's still some fun slideshows about 20th century cooking and the government up on the show's website.

Date: 2012-09-28 10:02 am (UTC)
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
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I have the cookbook from that exhibit -- it has, among other interesting recipes, a Depression-era recipe for 'inexpensive Christmas cake' where the fat used is salt pork. ick.

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