Monday, 20 September 2010

A Way to a man's heart is through his stomach

Bloggie friends, I collect recipes in the same way I collect.. er… viruses! LOL!

None are safe from my beady amateur cook’s eyes whether the recipes are in magazines, food packets/tins, books and oh, the internet.

So imagine my delight at discovering this gem of a recipe from The First Book of Boys’ Cooking by Beim, Jerrold (1957):


LOL!

I am indebted to this site: Awful Library Books for bringing this yummy treat to my attention! And this is just a taster! Excuse the pun. The link will not only bigify the recipe but have more extras from the book!

The site is set up by a couple of lovely librarians from Michigan and the books are actual stock that they may weed out from their collection.

Now do you see why I love libraries and some librarians and their able assistants so much?!?!

Charlie says: Raw Carrots! Yuck!



Have a healthy Monday everyone!

34 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

That looks like a recipe even I could do, LOL!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not even I need a recipe for raw carrot sticks!

notesfromnadir said...

Easy recipe using few ingredients & not too much equipment! :)

I like raw carrot sticks but sometimes they need something else like Ranch dressing or French Onion Dip.

Can't stand cooked carrots at all--the look Charlie gives you about w/ raw carrots is how I feel about cooked carrots.

Brian said...

HA! My Dad once tried to figure out how long you have to cook spagetti until it turns red. I'm with you on the carrot sticks Charlie!

Theresa Milstein said...

This is awesome.

I'm shocked that someone would need a recipe for raw carrots. If you need one, perhaps you shouldn't really be allowed to use a knife or a parer. You'll just get hurt.

Not you, of course, but someone who would consider that a recipe.

Now how to prepare that celery?

Margo Berendsen said...

Wow, this was a real recipe? I guess anything involving more than one ingrediant is too much for boys :)

Great point about librarians though! I may have to keep track of that site.

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I have been trying to make this dish for years and have always been completely mystified as to how to do it!

Nicole MacDonald said...

awww Charlie you cutie ;p and my dogs say you don't know what you're missing! Carrots are YUM!

http://damselinadirtydress.blogspot.com

fairyhedgehog said...

Wow! Even I can "cook" carrot sticks without a recipe!

Happy Monday, Kitty!

Brigid said...

I loved that recipe, what a great site, Jamie Oliver eat your heart out.

Manzanita said...

Charlie already sees better in the dark than most people. If he started eating his raw carrots he'd be a beacon that glows in the dark. :)

Boonie S said...

Lovely post, and I suspect that it’s no coincidence that carrots is an anagram of cat-rors.
Have a nice day.

Simon Kewin said...

That's excellent. Also, that's tea sorted out for my family tonight!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We didn't realise there was such a
clear recipe for carrot sticks - now we can have them every day. Sigh - if only we could hold a knife!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kea said...

Why am I surprised that boys would be that clueless? I really shouldn't be. Especially since the book was published in 1957.

Give me a little dip or hummus to go with mine, please. :-)

Lexi said...

By an amazing coincidence, I've just made this recipe as part of my lunch!

(Mark you, I did the simpler version without the glass of water and ice box. I know my limitations.)

The Monkeys said...

We agree that raw carrot sticks don't sound very appetizing! We're pretty sure your Mom won't make you have any, Charlie.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Jennifer--I was wondering...Do you hve a recipe for raw celery? I was thinking it would go really nicely with the carrot dish. :)

Thanks for sharing this fun dish. You know what we'll be having at my house tonight....

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, what a funny find!

laughingwolf said...

duck if you give me cooked turnips, they'll be flying back! lol

wv = sicklest

Sammy and Andy said...

MOL!!!!!!!!! Cute pic, Charlie....and we agree with you about the carrots. Mama says that's her kinda recipe at this stage of her life.....easy, easy, EASY!!!!!!!

xxxxxxx

Marg said...

I could handle a recipe for raw carrots. That might be something I could do. That is so exciting. Have a good week with lots of carrots.

Len said...

Hahaha! You made me smile again :) Thanks for sharing, Old Kitty! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

I'm with Charlie. Carrots are the Invention of Satan.

Clarissa Draper said...

LOL! What kind of recipe is that! It's so complicated. That's the problem with recipes they always use ingredient(s) that I don't have in my fridge and require equipment I don't own!

;)

CD

Jackee said...

That is hilarious! Thanks for the link. I love having one more reason to hug a librarian--creating more space for new books and posting funny old books! :)

Have a great day!

SuziQCat said...

LOL...what a crazy recipe! Raw carrots are just ok, but carrot souffle is awesome!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm with Charlie! Wonder if that book has a recipe for boiling water! Or pouring it for that matter!

Eliza said...

I like raw carrots, but I like a dip to go with them. Maybe they should republish that book for todays boys;-)

Words A Day said...

Mmm...man made salads! I love this, anything vintage...times have changed so much! ha! ha! Not! I love the look of the blog thanks for the link. And also thanks for your comment on my wip, always appreciated Old Kitty! x

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Ha!! I immediately bookmarked Awful Library books! Sooooo good! Thanks!

m.q said...

owww...charlie
very cute pose

Reenie said...

Looks like my Shera can make this. Hehe!

Ann said...

Now that is my type of recipe. Love it.