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Mom 'n' Pop's Apple Pie 1950s Cookbook - Over 300 Great Recipes from the Golden Age of American Home Cooking
Mom 'n' Pop's Apple Pie 1950s Cookbook - Over 300 Great Recipes from the Golden Age of American Home Cooking
Peterson, Barbara Stuart (editor)

This book is a celebration of the foods, and of the lifestyle that we enjoyed in the 1950s. These are the foods that I remember from my childhood and which I have prepared for my own family in the decades since. These recipes, collected over many years, evoke the 1950s, and they are the types of foods that were served on my mom's dinner table, or on the backyard picnic table next to my pop's grill. The homemakers of the 1950s fashioned meals that were a blend of what they had learned from their moms and what they learned from women's magazines and from swapping recipes with friends across the backyard fence. Grandma's old favourites were still a staple in our diet, but mom was willing to try something new from the spice drawer once in a while. I remember when mom started to use garlic, and the first time she used tarragon on a chicken dinner. Pop said it smelled like Thanksgiving, and we all loved it. In the 1950s, the lifestyle of many suburban families included the backyard grill, and that somehow became pop's domain. On those sunny summer days, he would don his chef's hat and throw some burgers on the coals. When she saw pop at the backyard grill, grandma always reminded us with a wink that grandpa had never lifted a finger to cook anything. The 1950s were really the golden age of American home cooking. The new kitchens allowed the young moms to cook the recipes they had learned from their moms and grandmothers with ease, and the unprecedented array of labour-saving kitchen appliances gave them time to experiment a little bit without straying too far from the basics...

Second hand Hardback

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