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The Retro Cookbook

The Retro Cookbook

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Reviving the glamour of the 50s and 60s with a contemporary twist, this evocative and nostalgic cookbook is both comfort and inspiration.
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The Retro Cookbook Summary

Step back in time to the fabulous fifties when the kitchen was a woman's domain and salmon mousse was the height of sophistication. Retreating from the global recession into our kitchens, we are favouring hearty comfort food and the flour-strewn baking days of our childhood. So we've selected the best recipes of the past - Scotch Eggs, Duck a l'Orange, and Classic Trifle - while adding a lighter 21st-Century twist to other Retro dishes like Black Forest Souffle. Offering a unique insight into the world of the 50s cook, we feature ads from the mid-20th century reminding us just how generations of cooks have evolved and how far our cooking choices have come. The chapters evoke the era - hors d'oeuvres, the milk bar, the tea room, the supper club - you'll be inspired to wheel out your hostess trolley and get cooking. With artwork from The Australian Women's Weekly's extensive archive, The Retro Cookbook offers contemporary updates on the glamorous dining of the 1950s and also provides a welcome reminder of forgotten classics.And remember whatever the era, the recipes are always Triple Tested(r) perfection.

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The Australian Women's Weekly is an extraordinarily successful global cookery brand, built over 30 years, having sold over 70 million books in over 100 countries around the world.So what's the secret? It's the world famous special Test Kitchen and the 3 Rs: RANGE, RELIABILITY & the RECIPESRANGE Delicious recipes for every occasion covering cuisine from around the world - where there's food, there's a Women's Weekly cookbook. RELIABILITY All the books are Triple Tested(r) for guaranteed results.And finally, the RECIPESEach recipe is clearly and vividly photographed to illustrate your finished dish and they taste fantastic. It's not complicated and the recipes work - every time.

Table of Contents

Then & now Rise & Shine Hors d'oeuvres The Lunch Room The Milk Bar The Tea Room The Supper Club Simple Family Food Dinner with the Joneses Lunch on Sunday Sinfully Sweet Here Comes Santa Glossary Conversion Chart Index

Additional information

The Retro Cookbook by
The Australian Women's Weekly
Used - Very Good
Bauer Media Books
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.