Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we painstakingly search through the food sections of various national newspapers to create a weekend cooking project. We hope you will cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.
This week's inspiration comes from Grant Butler of The Oregonian who has put together a collection of 1960s-inspired recipes to coincide with Sunday's Mad Men season finale. The 1960s might not be known as the most gastronomically forward decade in history but there were plenty of housewives cooking up tasty dishes for their family and friends. It was a time filled with canapés, canned goods and lots of kitschy recipes.
This week is all about Vintage Recipes—we want you to delve into those dusty old cookbooks and 3x5 cards and come up with a dish that is worth dusting off. Chicken Kiev, prawn cocktail, steak Diane, Swedish meatballs, or anything that involves hot dogs or canned pineapple.
If your recipe involves more than two cans, it's a winner. And if it comes from the yellowed pages of a spiral bound cookbook from a women's church group, even better! For some ideas take a look at Retro Food. We want to hear all about your favorite recipes that harken back to another era.
Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your photos and recipes next Wednesday.