Monday, March 20, 2017

RECIPE REVIVAL COOKBOOK

Do you remember all those delicious classic comfort foods we grew up with like Macaroni & Cheese, Fried Chicken, Pimento Cheese, Fried Pork Chops, Deviled Eggs or Succotash?  

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.

Recipe Revival: Southern Classics Reinvented for ... - Amazon.com


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
extra helpings. 

Recipe Revival is the perfect cookbook for the novice or gourmet chef and promises to include your beloved favorites and more. 



FRESH CORN VINAIGRETTE
Ingredients
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

Instructions
Whisk together all the ingredients, then add table salt and pepper to taste.  You already know I added some cayenne pepper for heat!

28 comments:

  1. I miss having time to cook more... I used to cook a great deal with my oldest daughter... unfortunately I have had much less time to cook with my youngest daughter... The cook book sounds interesting, bringing the old recipes back that are updated xox

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    1. I've found that it sometimes relaxes me, and stops me from getting fast food I definitely don't need. Hopefully you can get some time to get back into doing the cooking with your daughter. This book is super cool! Hope your Saturday is going well, Lovely Launna! Hugs...

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  2. I love the idea of revamping the classics! Everything's so gluten free and low-cal now, which is great...but I sometimes miss the food we ate back in the 80s, before all that!

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    1. Definitely agree, Steph! I'm always trying to find new recipes and ideas. I probably should be finding lots more low cal stuff, but where's the fun in that, right? (lol) Happy Saturday!

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  3. I loooove corn. So any recipes involving corn are welcomed!

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    1. I like it in spurts, but had no clue you could use it as a vinaigrette, so I have to give it a try for sure! Hope your Saturday is going well, Joy! Hugs... Also, how are things going with Dad? He's been on my mind.

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  4. I don't have many cookbooks because recipes are so easy to find online now. But this looks like a good one.

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    1. You're right, Marvelous Mary! There are a lot of good ones on-line, and of course, they are FREE. (lol) I found this book at the library, because you already know I'm always trying to find great deals! Hugs...

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  5. One of my childhood memories is of my mom making chicken pot pie on cold, rainy days. It was delicious and always made us feel warm and cozy. Thanks for the corn recipe!

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    1. Isn't it great to have those wonderful memories with families? That warm feeling is the best!

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  6. Love classic recipes...it's like visiting my past where mom and grandma were wonderful cooks and Sunday dinners were always special~

    Hugs

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    1. Yes I so agree, Jan!Those Sunday dinners were so important and fun! Hugs...

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  7. OMGosh that fresh corn vinaigrette sounds wonderful!
    Don't ya love Southern Living?
    Thanks for sharing.
    YOU have a great one:)

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    1. Totally different kind of recipe that I love, and yes, Southern cooking is the bomb! Happy Friday! Hugs...

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  8. I love comfort food and I've loved the reinvention of some of the old recipes. I've been leaning heavily on a cookbook of my grandmother's from 1949 and I've noticed that while the recipes are reliable they are frequently under seasoned which I wonder if that's more due to availability issues than anything else. This sounds like a fun cookbook.

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    1. OMG Katerine that sounds so amazing! To have a family cookbook from 1949 is the best, and you are so blessed! I agree, the seasoning during that time was totally different, but what I like are the things they cooked like rabbit, duck, Frog legs, etc. that you don't normally find in contemporary cookbooks. There are many things they cooked back then, tht I can't even find. You're right though, there may have been some availability things going on. Happy Friday!

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  9. Oh that's so fun! My mom can't cook to save herself but I do like old fashioned foods and neat to see a modern take on them :)

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    1. The old-fashioned recipes are super cool to check out for sure! Plenty of things to do with veggies, too.

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  10. This looks great! I have recently fallen in love with a cookbook series called "The Best of the Best of.." and has each states best recipes! I am cooking through Washington and Hawaii right now and OMG YUM YUM YUM!!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Wow! That sounds pretty neat, and I'm definitely gonna have to add this to my collection. Thanks for the tip! Happy Saturday!

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  11. I need this! I love that they are combining the two. I still have my older cookbooks because I prefer that food, but I like the new style of cooking healthier, too.

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    1. This book is truly amazing and fun, Sophia. Aren't the older books great too? Hugs...

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  12. that's awesome they are revamping some old recipes! I've been trying to cook more because of having to eat so much healthier! haah

    -Lauren

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    1. I just adore trying new things and have been known to binge on cooking shows, Lauren! Like you, I definitely need to focus on some healthiere choices when I can can.

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  13. That recipe sounds great, and healthy too. Blessings!

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    1. I never considered doing something so different with corn, and thought this was pretty neat. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! Hugs...

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  14. Yes, I have some recipes handed down and others were lost when my grandmother passed. Like her rice pudding recipe, have not been able to duplicate.

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    1. I wish I would have paid much more attention to the things my parents and grandparents cooked, and written them down. They, like those awesome recipes are all gone, but the memories are forever. I think that may be why I'm so drawn to all those old recipes from the 50's and 60's. Hugs...

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