February 27, 2012The Mid-Century Menu In The Wall Street Journal And Extra Pictures That Didn’t Make The Cut
So, as you may (or may not) know, I was in The Wall Street Journal last Thursday with a mention of The Mid-Century Menu and some pictures of my annual Easter Lamb Cake! I am at the end of the awesome article Playing Kitchen Detective: Home Cooks Try to Recreate Family Recipes. The article really turned out fantastic, and there are some great tips in there for people who are looking to replicate family dishes exactly. My favorite bit was the vintage vegetable slicer that was used for a vintage coleslaw recipe. Love it!
My annual quest for the perfect lamb cake is mentioned at the end of the article, but I have several awesome pictures in there, including:
My vintage lamb cake pan from my grandmother!
A dinner party for friends given by my grandparents. My grandmother is the one on the left in the back.
Chocolate lamb cake, 1998
Eating the lamb cakes with my family, 1998. My older sister, Sarah, is next to me. My brother, Jon, is on the left and my mom, Cher, is cutting the lambie’s butt.
But of course, all the pictures I sent them didn’t make it into the article. Here are some that didn’t make the cut!
A couple of shots of the lamb pan, as photographed by Tom.
A shot of my grandmother from my grandparent’s engagement photo session.
My grandparents at a barbeque. My grandmother is the one in the right in the awesome border print dress. My grandfather is working the other grill with his back to the camera.
A shot of me as a baby, being held my by grandma. One of my favorites!
The first lamb cake, 1995. You can tell from the mess that it was hard work.
And, what story would be complete without a picture of someone actually enjoying the lamb cake???