Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Now You're Cooking

Forget Epicurious, the Food Network and Rachael Ray's new iPhone app. My vintage Wedgewood stove is a sure-fire cooking reference with about 70-odd years experience. No need to laminate this kitchen guide -- it's right there on the inside of the oven door. It's a little faded and blurry but you can still read it, even after decades of Thanksgiving dinners and birthday cakes. Hey, where else can you get the definitive answer for how long to cook well-larded veal? (Answer: 35 minutes per pound at 325 degrees. Take that, Jamie Oliver!)

11 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

Hhow nice to have this cooking guide etched inside your oven door. I love your antique stove.

Mister Earl said...

That's funny! I had no idea stoves had recipes inside. My old Magic Chef doesn't, but maybe I need to look harder. "Man dies while looking for recipe in gas oven." Maybe these were secret codes used during WWI or WWII.

I like DJ's "I love your antique stove." Sounds like the start of a song: "I love your antique stove, and your burners ain't bad either. Let me fry on your griddle..."

WV: mastra. Mastra the art of cooking.

Judy Williams said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA That is a hoot. I didn't even know the brande Wedgewood, other than pottery. If you whip me up an angel food cake, I'll eat it. :)

Judy Williams said...

Just saw Mr. Earl's lyrics!! I love it. Just grab a piano player and you've got a jazz ditty ready to be sung.

Mister Earl said...

As the Doors said, "Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen. Warm my mind near your gentle stove."

Pasadena Adjacent said...

must have a similar model (except mine isn't so readable)

TheChieftess said...

I have a turkey roaster that has the same thing...I love those old stoves!!! I love having two smaller ovens...and the directions on how to cook things!!!

Shanna said...

wv: notshert...I'm notshert my comment got posted...

I had said something about the timing being right for corn bread.

Mister Earl said...

I like the way it looks like one of those amber monochrome computer screens that we had back in the 80s! Wordstar! Basic!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Mr Earl

it does

wow

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!