Wednesday, October 20, 2010

400


James Beard. One of America's beloved chefs. These pics are from his book James Beard's Menus for Entertaining.......over 600 recipes. Published in 1965. I love the suggestions for pre-dinner drinks :) Ah yes, those were different times. Even the menu ideas are not what we are used to.

Why am I sharing this? Well, I have reached 400 followers! How amazing. To celebrate, I am going to give away this vintage book and another called Good Food from Small Kitchens by Moira Hodgson. 1985. She was the author of The New York Times Gourmet Shopper. Fun quirky stuff in that book too. I will also throw in some other goodies:) Yay, a giveaway!

All you have to do is leave a comment. You have until midnight on Friday. Please make sure I can contact you:) I will not hunt you down and then someone else will get these fun cookbooks!

9 comments:

Ruth said...

Am I the first to leave a comment? omg!!! Truly fantastic! If I win just let me know on my blog..:) (love the martini idea before dinner. well. of course!)

solocat said...

Shelagh - I always know i can swing by here and smile. Your talent amazes me...and inspires me!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations on having 400th followers Shelagh! You are always a pleasure to visit!

I bought a few vintage cookbooks this past weekend (1950's to the 70's)and I have been enjoying looking through the recipes and seeing how times and tastes change.

Kristine said...

Congratulations on 400! I love checking your site. It's always filled with such lovely photos. If only I had your talents...

I also love leafing through cookbooks, even though I rarely spend time in the kitchen. I think I prefer reading about cooking to actually doing it.

Anonymous said...

Oooh congrats on 400! There's probably just as many lurkers.
Of course I had to leave a comment as I am a cookbook fiend.
xoxo
Lisa Y (tenacioushfx)

Suzie Ridler said...

Congratulations Shelagh! That is such a profound accomplishment. Nicely done! :)

Kerry said...

Congrats on 400 followers! Love the cookbooks, so neat:)

weezie said...

Wow love the giveaway! You can never have enough cookbooks. Martini before dinner sounds sublime!
Luisa

Sara said...

Yum! Please count me in! Congrats on your milestone.