Remember how I said I had a fab idea for a whole new series of blog posts whilst on holiday? Here’s the thing, along with hundreds of cookbooks, I also have a huge collection of food magazines, most of which sit on shelves in my back room doing nothing. Once a year, I grab a handful of the oldest, take them on holiday and cut out the recipes I want, throw away the magazines, and cook the recipes over the next 12 months.
Currently I have a few mags from the late 1990’s but they are most from the early noughties onwards. So they are not quite but well on their way to becoming formally vintage. My thought on holiday was….”These are the things that will shortly become the vintage recipes of the future. So, instead of ripping them up, I’m going to start cooking from them. Once a month, I’ll revisit one of these magazines, cook a thing or two and decide if these are future vintage classics – or just junk taking up space in my backroom. Here are the early years to 2013:
And here are 2014 to the present day:
so, to start, we are stepping back in time 15 years to the August 2001 edition of Australian Table:
I also thought it might be fun to revisit some of the content of these magazine as well as the recipes, so without further ado, here are the:
Flavours of The Month – August 2001
This section spoke about what was in season. I thought I might give it a little Retro Food For Modern Times Twist!
Huh….my plan here was to insert a recipe or two from the blog. However, apparently I have made nothing with sweet potatoes. I’ll link to some recipes below.
Baby Bok Choy
Or anything with Bok choky. What have I been cooking in for the last four years?
Hooray – Finally!
Click here for my Four Kumquat Canapés For Four Food Heroes recipes
Melbourne Cup Crab and Pineapple Appetizer and MC Cocktail
Movies of The Month
Oh man. August 2001 was a GOOD month for movies! I would quite happily watch Bridget Jones’s Diary or Along Came a Spider today. I don’t recall ever seeing Evolution but I am definitely putting that to rights, pronto. I know it’s probably a little late with the picky picky however, Australian Table, I would like to point out that the chocolate-voiced, sloe-eyed maverick investigator is actually called Alex Cross. The ACTOR is Morgan Freeman. And what a difference a letter makes. Slow-eyed which I typed at least a dozen times in the above paragraph makes you sound like you should be taking special classes. Sloe-eyed…hello sexy!
Music Of The Month
Well, I guess you can’t have it all. I listened to none of these at the time nor do i have any real desire to seek out any of these. Maybe the Elvis Costello.
I chose two recipes from an article on fool proof party food starting with:
Vodka with Crushed Limes
These are my flavours…this was so good! Tangy, sweet delicious!
Crispy Duck with Green Scallion Pancakes
No, these are my flavours! Spicy, seductive!
Berry and Rhubarb Crumble
This recipe came from an advertisement for a 3 in one hand blender. Crumble is pretty much already a classic but the addition of rhubarb instead of the more traditional apple? Genius!
Everything I made from this mag was SUPER! My view is that this is a definite future vintage classic!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little walk down memory lane! I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a mag from September 2001. I hope it’s as good as this one!
Have a great week!