Expanded Feature: The Photoplay Cookbook Project has more recipes!

As many of you know, I have been cooking my way through the 1929 edition of the Photoplay Cook Book (two words in those days). I am having a blast but one problem is that many of the big stars from the ‘teens simply are not represented.

As a result, I decided to do a bit of research and was rewarded with star recipes from earlier years. I will be interspersing these recipes into the project, which should provide a bit more variety. My first experiment will be some century-old sandwiches said to be inspired by actresses like Beverly Bayne, Theda Bara and Lillian Gish– none of whom appear in the 1929 cookbook!

So sit back, relax and enjoy the bigger, better cooking project!

9 Replies to “Expanded Feature: The Photoplay Cookbook Project has more recipes!”

  1. Well, wah and hoo! Or: you’re either a mad scientist with a cast iron stomach or a BIG glutton (for punishment!). I hope those one hundred year old sandwiches are that way in recipe form alone. If not, you’ll take a bite and perhaps wake up back in the silent era yourself.

    Say… waitamminit. That gives me an idea! While you’re there in the past, pick up a few reels of “lost” films before they get lost. You know what to look for. 😀

  2. Very cool! Can’t wait to see what the ladies were cooking up. These are such a hoot. I discovered a recipe in an old 1930s newspaper for “Noodle Pudding.” I made it. Not half bad. Needed a little more salt. 🙂

      1. To quote the late Detective Milton Arbogast: “Well, if it doesn’t jell, it isn’t aspic, and this ain’t jellin’!” Feel free to swipe that quote if the aspic recipe goes haywire.

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