We’ve been thinking about vintage recipes lately, inspired by the potato cheese soup Laurel made for the Queen of Hearts party, which came from a pamphlet in her mother’s collection–circa 1946. That onion dip Mel wrote about earlier this week–okay, maybe calling that a “recipe” is giving it airs above its station–dates back to the 1960s. And Hazel has been experimenting with her pressure cooker, pulling out some dishes our mother made long ago.
One of the delights of a cookbook that’s been in the family–anyone’s family–for a while is what you find among the pages: notes in the margins, old newspaper clippings used as bookmarks, handwritten recipes from relatives who died long ago. It’s a personal history in food.
So we’re going to visit some of that history in the next few weeks. These recipes aren’t going to be low-fat, low-carb, low-sodium or vegan. But they will fun. They might even use onion soup mix. And sour cream.