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Taste the Past: Tomato Bisque

I’m nuts about soup, but I usually buy it from my local delis or supermarkets because of the perceived time it takes to make a proper soup. When I stumbled on the foodie blog Back to Her Roots, I was floored by the absolutely simple recipe for a delicious, creamy tomato bisque and immediately gathered the ingredients to …

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A Few Thanksgiving Menus

From Mrs. Rorer’s Vegetable Cookery and Meat Substitutes (1909): Mock Oyster Soup 1 bunch salsify 1 pint milk 1 quart water 1 sliced onion 1 bay leaf 1 tbs butter 1 tbs flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Scrape the salsify; throw it at once into cold water to prevent discoloration; ; cut it …

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Fannie’s Last Supper

About the Book Before The Joy of Cooking, there was The Boston Cooking School Cookbook. Written by Fannie Farmer, principal of the school, and published in 1896, it was the best-selling cookbook of its age – and like any classic, it is ripe for reevaluation. And who better to conduct such an examination than Chris …

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