The Man Who Likes to Cook


That’s a big statue.

I was going through my mother’s cookbook and found my grandmother Jones’ scrapbook of recipes. She didn’t have a lot of money so she clipped a lot of article recipes, and I happened to find one from the 1950s that lists the common traits of The Man Who Likes to Cook. See how many you are getting right:

  1. The Man Who Likes to Cook serves green noodles with red pimiento strips at a Christmas Eve supper.
  2. The Man Who Likes to Cook will tear up only French bread for a poultry stuffing.
  3. The Man Who Likes to Cook shakes up the family every once in awhile with a can of deviled ham.
  4. The Man Who Likes to Cook slices English muffin halves in half and toasts as muffins Melba.
  5. The Man Who Likes to Cook uses venison in his mincemeat in an open-season year.
  6. The Man Who Likes to Cook garnishes with baked apples peeled in whorls, leaving a red spiral of skin around each apple.
  7. The Man Who Likes to Cook adds a pint of well-plumped oysters to a Cheddar rabbit.
  8. The Man Who Likes to Cook marinates sour cream cucumbers and onions in the widest old second-hand soup plate his wife can find.
  9. The Man Who Likes to Cook sprays lemon juice across the hamburger as he shapes the patties.
  10. The Man Who Likes to Cook washes the sugar off candied ginger when he can’t buy fresh gingerroot.
  11. The Man Who Likes to Cook sparks a quart of thick vegetable soup with a tablespoon of prepared mustard.
  12. The Man Who Likes to Cook ladles sweetbreads and mushrooms over waffles.
  13. The Man Who Likes to Cook puts cooked green beans in a skillet for the buttering, then adds cheese.
  14. The Man Who Likes to Cook takes the white sauce off the fire for stirring.

Credit to the author, one Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart, who apparently likes organ meat on her waffles. Are you a The Man Who Likes to Cook?

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