Monday, September 28, 2009

Ladies: Do You Know the Way to a Man's Heart?


It's Meats.

Or, I should say, Meats of Fine Quality.

Available at Batchelor's Market at 304 E. Michigan Ave. (near Park Street and Water Street area)! Pick up some Meats tonight for your sweetie!

--Ypsilanti Daily Press, January 18, 1950.

6 comments :

Edward Vielmetti said...

Here's a review of The Settlement Cookbook, subtitled The Way to a Man's Heart:

http://www.alvahsbooks.com/book-reviews/review-the-settlement-cook-book-the-way-to-a-mans-heart-by-mrs-simon-kander/

The reviewer writes

"FInding these recipes takes me back to a time when I was an underweight kid and my mother insisted that my father make something to fatten me up. He tried, I ate massive quantities of doughnuts, cheese sticks, and cake, but I never gained any weight.

Now, well, that’s a different story. I never make any of these recipes, but maybe when I start picking wild raspberries I’ll get a hankering for Berliner Pfann Kuchen, make a dozen, and take my cue on how to serve them."

Dusty D said...

Ed: There's a lot to be said for those ole-timey recipes; thank you for the link.

Lisa Bashert just FB'd a pic of her Peach Kuchen...my mouth started watering instantly. There were WHOLE PEACHES in there...umm:

http://www.facebook.com/dustydiary?ref=profile#/photo.php?pid=4366401&id=741385882

Lisele said...

[Modestly lowers eyelids] Thank you, ma'am for that endorsement. It was a pretty delicious kuchen. I used one of those old reprinted cookbooks (actually, from 1845) to preserve some of those self-same peaches for a Thanksgiving pie -- I hope. They are submerged whole in a honey-springwater bath. As honey is acidic and a good preservative, I thought I would try it. The big jar looks like of Twilight Zone-ish, however. Hope I have the courage to try it. [And, the honey in which these local peaches are submerged is, of course, Normal Park honey from my own back yard. Come out & support a new ordinance allowing honeybees in Ypsilanti on 10/20 at city council!]

Dusty D said...

Lisele: The peach kuchen looked soooo good! I love reading about the ways in which you are preserving old traditions--good for you!

Oh, BTW, I read somewhere that the name of the wonderful beans you gave me, Shackamaxon, means "meeting place of the chiefs" as I'm sure you know.

Lisele said...

Hmmmm, no I'd never heard the meaning of "Shackamaxon." I did think it was a place name, because Googling brings up a number of places in Leni Lenape territory (SE PA & South Jersey). Where'd you find this definition? (As an ex-anthro person, I know that inflated meanings like this were sometimes given by Native people at the expense of Whites... LOL, like telling an outsider that the water tower is commonly known around town as the "Shining Phallus.")

Dusty D said...

Lisele: I think I read it on a random internet page, hence it is truth.

I'll see if I can pin it down this afternoon.