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Our friend Bryan at Kooky Chow has a sweet new cookbook out just in time for the holiday gift-giving season (hint, hint in-laws!).  To celebrate this collection of cooking curiosities, Kooky Chow has this kooky … ahem… video.  It’s super wicked awesome cool. Kooky Cookery from Bread Wig on Vimeo.   All this talk (or writing, at least) has led me to compile...

All Hail the Tunnel of Fudge Cake! Not only does this amazing cake have a hilarious name (snicker) and an impeccable Mid-Century pedigree (it was a runner-up in the famous 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off) but the darn thing is magic.  It is the original cake that makes its own ribbon of fudgy goodness in the CENTER of the cake as you bake it. Miraculous AND delicious! Sadly,...

Has anyone else tried this??  I think it is REALLY good! From Baker’s pull-out in Woman’s Day Magazine, approx. 1980 ...

Remember: Buy the right sized can!! From The Internet Archive, filmed approx 1950 ...

This is my absolutely favorite gingerbread recipe! Perfect results, every time! From The Calumet Book of Oven Triumphs, 1934 ...

 Hello again and welcome to another fun vintage recipe test!!! This week we have a very important and serious thing to talk about. Lamb Cake. Every year since I have been about 16 I have tried to make a cake in the shape of a lamb for Easter.  I inherited a fantastic and superior lamb cake pan from my grandmother, and SHE used it to make an Easter Lamb for my Dad’s...

From Mail Box News, Maid of Scandinavia, 1968 ...

“I dunno Phil. Maybe we shouldn’t have put this window here.” From Mail Box News, Maid of Scandinavia, 1969 ...

This week we have a fun Mid-Century Menu for you! We are cooking out of Better Living Thru Good Cooking with Prudential Wares, published in 1953. For those of you who are in the dark about Prudential Wares (like I was), it was a cookware company that made mostly pots and pans. Prudential Wares was eventually purchased by ECKO, which went out of business in 2000. Prudential...

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