Nothing says summer like a barbecue (or if you live east of the Rockies, a “cookout”). This set of recipes is sure to be a hit with your friends and neighbors at your Memorial Day party, or any summer festivity. Thanks to the fine folks at Sunset Magazine, we have the Sunset Barbecue Cook Book, …
What is the 1950s but a not-so-subtle state of sexual repression? Thanks to the cultural currency of mid-century cookbooks, we can revisit that time of the happy hostess, willing to please the men in her life with a variety of satisfying appetizers. After all, the way to a man’s–ahem–heart is through his stomach.
When you land-locked ladies of the suburban midwest feel the tug of something warm and exotic in the dead of winter, it’s probably not your husband. Heed the siren call of California: make this casserole for your family and imagine yourself on a sunny day with the top down, cruising the Arroyo Parkway as you inhale the scent of freedom and glamor (leaded gasoline exhaust).
Not even liver and onions can conjure such contradictory emotions as eating beef tongue: at once a warm memory of our mothers’ or grandmothers’ home cooking and at the same time a repulsive organ to behold in it’s original form. Dig in!