Old cook book

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  1. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Was doing a little picking yesterday (those who watch the show will understand)

     came across a cook book and picked it (free)

     opened it this am just to see what it was .

     title is, Recipes on parade, 2000 world wide favorites of Military Officers wives.

     circa 1963.

     The best part is !

     The 3rd page has 3 recipes,

     #1, Mrs. Lyndon B Johnson's recipe for Barbecued Spare Ribs

    #2. Mrs. John F. Kennedy's recipe for Beef Stroganoff 

    #3. Mrs . Robert S McNamara's recipe for  Beef Bourguignon

     I know some of you young folks don't understand  why i get excited over this ,But I'm sure the oldtimers (like me) do.

     I have sat here this am and looked through this book and can see that

    even in the military in 63 they used the cheaper cuts of beef . Round steak /roast ,

    rump roast, flank steak and lots of ground beef. A little pork, Lots of veal and lamb.

     casseroles were the rage at the time..

     Also recipes from the other parts of the world where we had troops stationed or were our allies.

    Philipines ,  south america, china, india , japan ,armenia, greece, libya, morocco , iran , turkey, austria , england france ,germany , holland,hungary  ireland  italy  sweden  spain and russia.

     Great pick IMHO!
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  2. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I can understand your interest.  When we were stationed overseas, invariably the military wives clubs would compile some type of cookbook, whether seasonal, regional or whatever, for fundraising efforts, generally for the Base Chapel to aid the local community.  Just reading through them shows the vast difference in food preparation and tastes across our great nation.  Oh yes, I know who or what is a picker.  The show is #2 for us, (right behind Pawn Stars) for general entertainment.
  3. That's a good find Bob!! Are you going to try some of the recipes??
  4. hookup

    hookup Smoke Blower

    I'm  a picker.

    And a dumster diver.

    No shame at all; infact its recycling.  LoL

    Not as nice as the one you have, especially with the President's wives favorites, but found a nice coffee table, color pix print Italian cookbook last week that I intend to put back in service.
  5. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome memorobilia!
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    yes i will,You were there, I bet i missed some good books in that house. lol
  7. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    the only pickers i know are at the blue grass festival every month at the park about half a miile from my house

    But never seen a show about them 
  8. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    very cool.........great find!
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man o man I would love to have some of those recipes - we reserect old recipes with our 4H kids all the time as an example of what has never changed in cooking - if you run across any that you are willing to share please let me know
  10. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that's cuz yer old!
  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Why yes, Yes i am .
  12. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i'm not far behind..........

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