All posts in Vintage Vittles

Recreating vintage recipes in today’s kitchen

  • Vintage Vittles: Booth Tarkington’s Lemon Pie
    September 28, 2013, No comments

    “He began to eat; he continued to eat; in fact, he did well. So did his two comrades. Not that the melancholy of these three was dispersed — far from it! With ineffaceable gloom they ate chicken, both white meat […]

  • Vintage Vittles: James Whitcomb Riley’s Jelly Cake
    September 14, 2013, No comments

    Returning, with a letter, which she laid Upon the kitchen-table while she made A hasty crock of “float,”-poured thence into A deep glass dish of iridescent hue And glint and sparkle, with an overflow Of froth to crown it, foamin ...

  • Vintage Vittles: George Pogue’s Corn Dodgers
    August 31, 2013, 1 Comment

    To me, a library is the closest thing to heaven on Earth. I spent so many lazy summer afternoons and winter weekends holed up in a chair in libraries all over the city. And the Central Library is a jewel […]

  • A row of pies at Locally Grown Gardens, which has sugar cream pie available every day.
    Vintage Vittles: Dreaming of Sugar Cream Pie
    August 17, 2013, 11 Comments

    I remember paging through my mom’s recipe box as a young girl. I pulled them out, one by one, and she identified their origins by the handwriting. There was instructions for my father’s fudge – famous at Christmas – and [&he ...