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Boston Cream Pie on The History Kitchen - History and Recipe

American Cakes – Boston Cream Pie

A detailed history of the Boston Cream Pie, including a delicious classic recipe from food historian Gil Marks.

Roast Duck with Rum - Vintage Holiday Recipe from "Through Europe with a Jug of Wine" on The History Kitchen

Roast Duck with Rum

Roast Duck with Rum – delicious vintage holiday recipe from “Through Europe with a Jug of Wine” by Morrison Wood.

Calumet Parker House Rolls on #vintage #recipe

Calumet Parker House Rolls

Learn the history of Calumet baking powder and Parker House Rolls, then try a simple vintage recipe from 1918 for Parker House Rolls.

The Bee's Knees

Prohibition, The Great Gatsby and The Bee’s Knees

Prohibition, bootlegging, and “The Great Gatsby.” Learn about the 1920′s and try a vintage cocktail recipe from the flapper period.

Ex Libris Anne Willan - The Journey of a Cookbook + Recipe for Financiers on The History Kitchen

Ex Libris Anne Willan

A cookbook’s journey from Anne Willan to Tori Avey. Read about Anne’s new memoir One Soufflé at a Time and try her recipe for Petits Financiers.

Cary Grant's Oven-Barbecued Chicken Recipe on The History Kitchen

Cary Grant’s Oven-Barbecued Chicken

An easy vintage family recipe for Oven-Barbecued Chicken from Cary Grant, featured in the 1939 cookbook “What Actors Eat When They Eat!”

Tori Avey
Tori Avey is an award-winning food writer, recipe developer, and creator of the popular food blog The Shiksa in the Kitchen. She explores the story behind the food - why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday's food can inspire us in the kitchen today.
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