Time Travel Kitchen

Baking in my 1920’s kitchen as I time travel through the recipes of the era and their stories.
Created 31 Mar 2021
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    19 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 17 11
    The Snickerdoodles I made this week (using all butter, no shortening) are crinkly on the outside with a chewy center Saying the word ‘Snickerdoodle’ makes the expression on my face morph into the swee...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 19 15
    Pumpkin Bread on my cutting board. I couldn’t wait for it to cool and had a slice right out of the oven. It was the right decision. This week’s recipes are from the latter part of the 20th Century, bu...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    12 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 17 20
    Hermit Cookies from a 1933 Recipe My favorite place in the world for a pastrami on rye will always be the legendary Katz’s Deli on the corner of E. Houston and Ludlow St. in New York City. There are s...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    09 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 19 20
    Matchbook Cover, Jim Heimann, 1930, via Getty Archive Photos Last week I came across an article about a chocolate cake that has its own holiday in Sweden every November 7th. ‘Kladdkaka’ Day, which tra...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 18 19
    Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images c.1920’s The original caption on the photo above reads: “A small child reaching into a Kleen-Kold brand icebox.” The name says it all — clean and cold, ...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    02 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 14 15
    A few weeks ago I was asked about the old cookbooks I’ve collected and where I find them. The Joy of Cooking (1931) and The Fanny Farmer Cook Book (1896) were the first ‘old’ cookbooks I collected. Th...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 13 24
    National Pumpkin Day was Tuesday and Sunday is Halloween so it’s been a pumpkin-centric week of baking. I always look forward to pumpkin bread and cake and muffins in the Fall. When it comes to pumpki...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    22 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 15 11
    When I made this Orange Chiffon Cake recently I thought — why don’t I eat more oranges? They’re so good, and my kitchen was scented with them the whole time I was baking. We’re entering peak season fo...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 16 25
    Somewhere in the world there is a safe full of coveted recipes — at least we think so. These purportedly locked-up treasures are the never-released recipes of the famous and now gone Ebinger’s Bakerie...
  • Time Travel Kitchen
    08 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 10 6
    If there was a Devil Dog in my lunch box when I was a kid, I was happy. There were a lot of friends who were Twinkie fans, but I was firmly in the ‘give me all the chocolate’ camp. Manufactured in Bro...
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