As a Foodie, I'm always on the lookout for cookbooks from the 60's, 70's and 80's from yard sales or thrift stores. But there is a lot of growing appeal for modern creative culinary treats these days. People are eager to try innovative fare at home as a way to save money, or to show off their cooking skills. So the other day, I found the best of both worlds from a book entitled Recipe Revival, published in October 2016 by the Editors of Southern Living. The link below takes you to Amazon for varied ways to purchase. You can also grab it from your local library.
What they've cleverly done is taken your mom's old school Chicken Pot Pie and amped it up for the masses. They've even revved up that classic quiche used at old-fashioned tea parties from the 60's by adding caramelized onions and bacon. Yay - Bacon!
Of course all the recipes are out of this world fantastic, and there is an abundance; but what I really loved were the Fresh Takes posted on the side of the page that provided some history and other unique cuisine tips. The 367 page hardback edition includes acknowledgements, metric conversions, and a vintage recipe index. Then the stylists used all their artistic skills to show gorgeous pictures of mouthwatering favorites that will have you begging for
Recipe Revival is the perfect cookbook for the novice or gourmet chef and promises to include your beloved favorites and more.
1 Cup Fresh Corn Kernels
2/3 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Creole Mustard
1 Teaspoon Thyme - Fresh Chopped or from a Spice Container
Whisk together all the ingredients, then add table salt and pepper to taste. You already know I added some cayenne pepper for heat!