Well, darlings, obviously, lying in bed for three days with a cold has its downsides, but let´s look at the bright side of it, too. You don´t have to take calls, because you can´t talk anyway, Hubby does the shopping and the cooking, and you have massive amounts of time to go through every blog ever written about Retro Food.
My favourite one has to be Bad and Ugly of Retro Food, which features food photography and cookbooks from yesteryears coupled with some of the most cynical remarks I ever encountered outside of my teenage daughter´s room. It also says "What has been seen cannot be unseen" on its front page, which I consider a fair warning. But it´s so worth it when you think you can stomach it (pun fully intended, harharhar).
Another good one is Retrofood for Modern Times, which might be interesting for all of you who wonder how food tasted, you know, back then. I quite like Taryn´s idea of trying those often quite strange recipes to see if there might be a little gem hidden between those apparent atrocities. Better her than me, I say.
A very soft spot I have for The Mid-Century Menu, a blog written by a couple who try one crazy recipe every week and still live to tell the tale. They do seem to be a little crazy (who would seriously try to redo the Aspic Aquarium, I ask), but that is a plus, at least in my book. They also divide between the best and the worst, so you don´t have to do it, and there is a whole section of cocktail recipes, which basically begs for a little session with Mr. H. my cocktail man and darling I. Clam-Juice Cocktail, anyone?
This recipe above really got my attention, though. Ham and Bananas Hollandaise, seriously? But we can´t live on Eggs Benedict alone, I guess, so could this be our new favourite brunch recipe? To keep your guesswork to a minimum, Hubby said no. Should I ever try it, he would divorce me and leave me with the kids, no arguments here. I´m still weighing the pros and cons. Maybe I should start with the Clam-Juice Cocktail first.